Our faculty, students and fellows are providing paradigm-shifting advances at the cutting edge of science and medicine. We embrace a culture of transdisciplinary partnerships that transcend traditional boundaries in undergraduate, graduate and medical teaching and in pursuit of research through collaborative team approaches that combine biochemical, molecular, cellular, in vivo genetic, epigenetic, genomic, proteomic and bioinformatic strategies.


 

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Each faculty member in UVM’s Department of Biochemistry explores questions using a wide variety of approaches, systems, and techniques. What brings us together is our mutual interest in understanding fundamental biological questions at a molecular level. Learn more >>

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The goal of the Biochemistry Graduate Program at the University of Vermont is to prepare students for careers in science as both researchers and educators. We expand knowledge of both chemistry and biochemistry while cultivating critical analysis, creativity, and independent study.

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With the publication of the Human Genome and other discoveries describing the molecular basis of life, tremendous opportunities await students with the right background and training. Biochemists study the molecular interactions that guide many processes involved in living organisms. Learn more >>

 

Spotlight

Education:

Learn more about our Accelerated Master's Program in Biochemistry here.

Recent News:

Congratulations to Dr. Jay Silveira who is the recipient of the AY 2021-2022 Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award at the rank of Assistant Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Paula Tracy and Dr. Scott Morrical on their appointments as Professor of Biochemistry Emerita.

Congratulations to Dr. Paula Tracy who has been recognized for her effectiveness in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and is the recipient of the UVM 2022 Gender Equity Lifetime Achievement Award.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Chris Francklyn on his new position of Director of the Vermont Biomedical Research Network (PBRN).

A warm welcome to the new Post-Doctoral members of the Stein/Lian Lab: Louis Dillac, Rabail Toor, and Rahim Ullah.

Research:

With nearly 1,200 impressions highlights the pre-cancer atlas published in Nature Portfolio: npj Breast Cancer co-authored by a team of six UVM Cancer Center investigators, Janet Stein, Ph.D., Donald Weaver, M.D., Gary Stein, Ph.D., Brian Sprague, Ph.D., Jonathan Gordon, Ph.D., and Mark Evans, Ph.D. Read here.

The Bouchard lab works on blood coagulation and mechanisms regulating factor V endocytosis by megakaryocytes. Read more.

Student News:

Several biochemistry students have received awards for continuing their Summer 2019 research. Read more.

Featured Publication:

Hinfp is a guardian of the somatic genome by repressing transposable elements

Nirala NK, Li Q, Ghule PN, Chen HJ, Li R, Zhu LJ, Wang R, Rice NP, Mao J, Stein JL, Stein GS, van Wijnen AJ, Ip YT. Hinfp is a guardian of the somatic genome by repressing transposable elements. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Oct 12;118(41):e2100839118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2100839118. PMID: 34620709; PMCID: PMC8521681.

 

Recent Publications:

View the most recent Department of Biochemistry publications on PubMed.