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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Exceptional research facilities with a collaborative culture

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine comprises a vibrant community of talented scientists and educators. Research within the department is focused on uncovering the mechanisms of fundamental biological processes and the molecular bases of critical health problems including diabetes, cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, immunological disorders, cardiovascular malfunctions and alcoholism. Students and faculty in this department thrive in a friendly scientific environment that is fundamentally based on intra- and- inter-departmental collaboration.

Education

Department faculty teach and mentor medical students as well as graduate students and fellows conducting postdoctoral research. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology prepares learners for successful careers in modern biomedical sciences through enriching medical school courses and MS and PhD graduate programs.
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Research

Most of the department’s tenure-track faculty members are involved in well-funded and productive multi-department research. These investigators benefit from modern research facilities and advanced instrumentation as well as close affiliation with IU School of Medicine’s research centers.
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Faculty

Department faculty are among the leading medical researchers nationwide studying the biochemical and molecular basis of cancer, diabetes and obesity, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, cardiovascular malfunctions, and alcoholism. Many are working collaboratively as part of the school’s major research centers.
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26 Tenure-Track Faculty
16 Research-track Faculty
50 Graduate Students
18088-Meroueh, Samy

Samy Meroueh, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The Meroueh Lab is working on developing small molecules to inhibit the cellular function of well-established oncogenes such as members of the RAS and Rho GTPase superfamilies, transcription factors such as the TEAD-YAP complex, and protein-protein interactions such as HPV E6 oncogenes and urokinase receptor.

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20748-Mosley, Amber

Amber L. Mosley, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The Mosley Lab is focused on projects to characterize the role of the RNAPII CTD in the regulation of transcription elongation, RNA processing, and transcription termination.

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Exploring Critical Disease States

The faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are vigorously engaged in research focused on understanding the biochemical and molecular bases of fundamentally important biological processes. Faculty and students in this department are working at the forefront of research to probe the molecular mechanisms of cancer, diabetes and obesity, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and alcoholism.

Graduate Degree Programs

The Meroueh Lab is working on developing small molecules to inhibit the cellular function of well-established oncogenes such as members of the RAS and Rho GTPase superfamilies, transcription factors such as the TEAD-YAP complex, and protein-protein interactions such as HPV E6 oncogenes and urokinase receptor.

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