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The Graduate Field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology (BMCB) at Cornell University provides top ranking, multidisciplinary training in diverse aspects of biological and biomedical sciences. The BMCB Field builds on the strong tradition of interdisciplinary training at Cornell and is supported by over 50 faculty. 

Although it is not formally labeled as such, BMCB in essence is an umbrella program with strengths ranging from biochemistry and structural biology to cell biology and developmental biology and molecular genetics.   Research topics include transcription, DNA replication, DNA repair, membrane trafficking, the cytoskeleton, signal transduction, metabolic regulation, enzyme structure and mechanism, organelle function, biophysics of protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions, and virology.  The model organisms used in BMCB labs include bacteria, yeast, plant, C. elegans, Drosophila, and mouse. While the majority of faculty are members of the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, BMCB includes faculty from 8 other departments or units. The Cornell campus in Ithaca offers state-of-the-art facilities and provides many opportunities for collaboration. The rich environment, rigorous preparation and guidance by faculty prepares students for successful careers as independent research scientists. 

Cornell University is unique among the top dozen "research universities" (as identified by US News) in being situated in a small city, which affects the quality of life, creating a friendly and supportive atmosphere for graduate students.

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BMCB is one of several Graduate Fields in the life sciences at Cornell. For an overview of graduate education in the life sciences see: http://gradeducation.lifesciences.cornell.edu/.

2014

Alise MuokBMCB student Alise Muok was awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship More...


Rebecca Simpson Maria Liberti 1st year BMCB students Maria Liberti & Rebecca Simpson received honorable mention for their NSF Graduate Research Fellowship applications. More...

Gerald FeigensonProfessor Gerald Feigenson was named Cornell Outstanding Educator by Merrill Presidential Scholar Emily Dando. This is the 4th time Professor Feigenson received this prestigious award!

Najla Al-SweelBMCB student Najla Al-Sweel was awarded the prestigious Harry and Samuel Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award More

BMCB students Judith Alonzo and Timothy West were awarded "Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research". Judith is also appointed as the Graduate School Recruitment Ambassador for BMCB.

Three recently published high-impact papers by BMCB students and faculty: PubMed | PLOS Genetics | Science Direct

2013

Danielle KalkofenBMCB student Danielle Kalkofen was awarded a CALS TA Award More...


Najla Al-SweelBMCB student Najla Al-Sweel was awarded a Calvo TA Award More...



Margaret (Maggie) Gustafson BMCB student Margaret (Maggie) Gustafson was awarded a Calvo TA Award More...


Shengyi (Iris) SunBMCB student Shengyi (Iris) Sun was awarded a Hsien Wu and Daisy Yen Wu Scholarship More...

Patrice OhouoBMCB student Patrice Ohouo was awarded the 2013 LPS Best Paper Award More...


Bridget KregerBMCB student Bridget Kreger was awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship More...

Erin Stephens BMCB student Erin Stephens was awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship More...

Satyaki Rajavasireddy BMCB student Satyaki Rajavasireddy was awarded a 3CPG Travel Award More...


Ya-Shan Chuang BMCB student Ya-Shan Chuang was awarded a scholarship from the Taiwan Government More...

2012

Patrice OhouoWork by the BMCB student Patrice Ohouo is published in Nature. More...

 

Amy LarsonAmy Larson was awarded a Calvo TA Award in 2012! More...

 

Carolyn HaleCarolyn Fisher was awarded an outstanding CALS TA Award in 2012! More...


Steven PeteschBMCB student Steven Petesch was awarded the 2012 LPS Best Paper Award! More...


Duyen BuiBMCB student Duyen Bui won a Best Poster Prize at the 9th Annual Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellows and Scholars Conference More...

2012

Patrice OhouoWork by the BMCB student Patrice Ohouo is published in Nature. More...

 

Amy LarsonAmy Larson was awarded a Calvo TA Award in 2012! More...

 

Carolyn HaleCarolyn Fisher was awarded an outstanding CALS TA Award in 2012! More...

Steven PeteschBMCB student Steven Petesch was awarded the 2012 LPS Best Paper Award! More...


Duyen BuiBMCB student Duyen Bui won a Best Poster Prize at the 9th Annual Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellows and Scholars Conference More...

December 2011
Liu YangBMCB student Liu Yang is awarded the American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship. More...

October 2011
Patrice OhouoBMCB student Patrice Ohouo awarded NIH Predoctoral Research Fellowship! More...

August 2011
Iris Sun Hojoong Kwak Two BMCB students received prestigious HHMI predoctoral fellowship! Hojoong Kwak and Iris Sun, second year students in Dr. John Lis and Dr. Ling Qi's lab. More...

June 2011
BMCB student Erin Wissink was awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! More...

Damien GarbettBMCB student Damien Garbett was awarded the 2011 LPS Best Paper Award!
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Aaron PlysBMCB student Aaron Plys was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to perform epigenetic research in Cyprus! More...

Mengqiao WangBMCB student Mengqiao Wang was awarded the 2011 Hsien Wu and Daisy Yen Wu Scholarship! More...

FoSheng HsuBMCB student FoSheng Hsu was awarded the 2011 Rita & Toe Calvo Teaching Award! More...

Laura AlbulescuBMCB student Laura Albulescu was awarded the MBG Award for Exemplary Service as a Teaching Assistant! More...


June 2011
A productive year for BMCB student Andrew Manford!

Andrew, a fourth year student in Dr. Scott Emr’s lab, published two important research articles recently – a first author paper in EMBO Journal and a co-first author paper in Cell.


Jack SzostakOctober 5, 2009
Former BMCB graduate student Jack Szostak (Wu Lab, PhD 1977) shares The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009.
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