Welcome to the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Graduate Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

We are one of the oldest multidisciplinary graduate programs in the country. Our mission is to train independent research scientists for productive careers by providing a broad foundation in basic science and promoting the study of problems of biomedical importance from a mechanistic perspective. Learn More from our director


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Recent News

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Updates and news from our department.

Upcoming Events

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Seminars and events. Know what’s coming

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Recent Accomplishments

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Our students accomplish great things

2023 NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

/ Taylor Church

2023 Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award

/ Leighton Duncan

2023 HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

/ Bonita Powell

2023 NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

/ Lana Christensen

2023 Young Investigators Day Awardees: The Mette Strand Research Award

/ Nathan Board

Recent Publications

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Our latest research and discoveries.

Burigotto M, Vigorito V, Gliech C, Mattivi A, Ghetti S, Bisio A, Lolli G, Holland AJ, Fava LL., 2023, PLK1 promotes the mitotic surveillance pathway by controlling cytosolic 53BP1 availability, EMBO Rep., e57234. doi: 10.15252/embr.202357234. PMID: 37888778  PubMed

Lee J, Wu M, Inman JT, Singh G, Park SH, Lee JH, Fulbright RM, Hong Y, Jeong J, Berger JM, Wang MD, 2023, Chromatinization modulates topoisomerase II processivity, Nat Commun., 14(1):6844. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-42600-z. PMCID: PMC10611788  PubMed

Zhao F, Hicks CW, Wolberger C., 2023, Mechanism of histone H2B monoubiquitination by Bre1, Nat Struct Mol Biol., doi: 10.1038/s41594-023-01137-x. PMID: 37872231  PubMed