Recent News



April 14, 2022

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

March 10, 2022

Dr. Paula Tracy and Dr. Scott Morrical are both appointed as Professor of Biochemistry Emerita.

March 2, 2022

Dr. Paula Tracy 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.

February 2022

Dr. Christopher Francklyn is named Director of the Vermont Biomedical Research Network (PBRN)

Michael Loycano Receives the Louise Nutter Biochemistry Award


Michael Loycano, a Biochemistry major working with Dr. Kaleem Zaidi within the Stein/Lian  research group, is a recipient of the Louise Nutter Biochemistry Award in recognition of his outstanding performance in scholarship, research, and service to the Undergraduate Biochemistry Program as a teaching assistant for BIOC205 and 207. Michael is a graduating senior from Melrose, Massachusetts, receiving dual degrees in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Biochemistry. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, drawing, traveling, and spending time  with dogs. After graduation, Michael will be pursuing a research career in Boston,  Massachusetts.  

Biochemistry Students Francis Ayombil and Jacquie Gertz Graduate! 


Jacquie and Francis

On Saturday, May 21st, 2016 Biochemistry students, Francis Ayombil and Jacquie Gertz graduated.

Francis's future plans are moving on to be a Post Doctoral fellow at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute working with Dr. Rodney Camire of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Interestingly, Dr Camire is former graduate from our biochemistry program here at UVM and former trainee of Paula Tracy in the class of 1998.

Jacquie, an ORISE fellow, currently serves on a multidisciplinary scientific/medical team within the Division on Nonprescription Drug Products that reviews, evaluates, and makes decisions on the approvability of scientific submissions and applications which request FDA regulatory approval for clinical research, human testing, and manufacturing of human drugs.  For her future plans, in the coming months, she will become a full time employee in the division of Nonprescription Drug Products at the Food and Drug Administration to continue her role as a interdisciplinary scientist.

Congratulations Francis and Jacquie! 

Francis Ayombil Defends Doctoral Dissertation


Francis AyombilOn Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 Francis Ayombil defended for his Doctoral Dissertation titled Defining Platelet-Derived Components Regulating the Prothrombinase Enzyme Complex. Francis has been a graduate student working in Dr. Paula Tracy's Lab here in the Biochemistry Department. Congratulations Francis!





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  • 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.
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