The goal of the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry is to understand life processes in terms of organic and physical chemistry. This necessitates a wide spectrum of research and teaching that encompasses the full range of molecular biophysics (including structural studies, energetics, molecular design/engineering, computational chemistry and genomics) as well as prominent areas in the molecular biology and genetics of prokaryotes, eukaryotes, and viruses. 

This spectrum interfaces both with the physical sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the preclinical and clinical departments in the School of Medicine. Indeed, the Department views itself as a bridge between these geographic/administrative and intellectual extremes of the biological sciences. The Department’s size and distribution of interests is designed to be broad enough to make this a substantial bridge, but small enough to be a truly cohesive functional academic unit.


December 14, 2018
Dr. Baserga has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) as one of 148 inventors of 2018 for her paradigm-shifting contributions to eukaryotic...
November 20, 2018
The science community at Yale is invited to register for a symposium in honor of Dr. Thomas Steitz, which will take place on January 18, 2019. The free registration for the “...
October 25, 2018
Celebrating the life and contributions of Dr. Thomas A. Steitz, a memoriam and symposium details will soon be forwarded to the MB&B Community. Yale News profile of Dr....