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.


April 16, 2018
Andrew Miranker has been awarded $600,000 for continuing his research on diabetes from the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund and the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at...
April 16, 2018
The Connecticut Technology Council honored Dr. Susan Baserga at its awards dinner on March 28th. Women from 50 states are recognized at the annual Connecticut Technology...
April 13, 2018
By Dahyana Arias Escayola:  Rob Fernandez, a fifth year student in the Koelle lab, has been awarded the 2018 Annie Le Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to students who...