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.


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April 1, 2020
Congratulations to Tony Koleske, Professor of MB&B and of Neuroscience who assumes the role of Deputy Dean for Scientific Affairs on April 1, 2020. As a community, MB...
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March 6, 2020
Dr. Wilma Korevaar is excited to establish a scholarship in honor of Dr. William Konigsberg at the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). This fund will provide financial aid support...
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February 7, 2020
Congratulations to the Sindelar and De La Cruz labs on their recent article in PNAS that uses cryo-EM to reveal structures of the cytoskeletal regulatory factor cofilin ‘...