The Department of Biochemistry Presents: 

The Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series

supported by the Dr. and Mrs. Yasuhiko Nozaki Lectures Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation

"Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction at the Chemical Synapses of the Brain"

Eric Gouaux, PhD
Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute
Investigator, HHMI
Oregon Health and Science University

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1 pm
103 Bryan Research Building

Hosted by the Biochemistry Graduate Students




Paul Modrich Shares Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 7, 2015 - The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that Paul Modrich, Professor of Biochemistry at Duke University, Tomas Lindahl of the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in the UK, and Aziz Sancar of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, are the recipients of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.

Robert Lefkowitz Shares Nobel Prize in Chemistry

​Robert J. Lefkowitz MD, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and Professor of Biochemistry who has spent his entire 39-year research career at the Duke University Medical Center, is sharing the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Brian K. Kobilka of Stanford University School of Medicine, who was a post-doctoral fellow in Lefkowitz's lab in the 1980s.  Photo by Duke University Photography

Dr. Huanghe Yang Wins NIH Award

Congratulations to Dr. Huanghe Yang, who has been named a recipient of a 2017 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to study membrane ion and lipid transport.



Congratulations to Atul Rangadurai (Al-Hashimi lab), Yuqian Roger Shi (Beese lab), Heather Tarbet (Boyce lab), Bushu Dong (Thiele lab), Qinglin...
Emily McFadden of the Hargrove lab and Nichole Orench-Rivera of the Kuehn lab have been recognized for volunteering their time...
Studies on a Francisella tularensis transcription factor-nucleotide complex reveal underpinnings of virulence. ( Link1 ) ( Link2 )
O‐GlcNAcylation is an essential, nutrient‐sensitive post‐translational modification, but its biochemical and phenotypic effects remain incompletely understood. To address this question,...


November 28, 2017 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Nanaline Duke 147
Cecilia Lo
December 1, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Nanaline Duke 147
Anna Marie Pyle, PhD, Yale University
December 4, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Bryan Research 103
Eric Gouaux, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University
December 5, 2017 - 11:40 am to 1:10 pm
French Family Science Center 2237
Professor Joseph Ready (UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dept. of Biochemistry)