The Department of Biochemistry Presents: 

The Inaugural Paul L. Modrich, PhD, Distinguished Lecture

"The Replisome of Phage T7: A Remarkable Molecular Machine"

Featuring Charles C. Richardson, MD

Edward S. Wood Professor of Biological Chemistry
Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School

Friday November 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm
103 Bryan Research Building

Hosted by Dr. Richard Brennan




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.



Emily McFadden of the Hargrove lab and Nichole Orench-Rivera of the Kuehn lab have been recognized for volunteering their time...
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The Yang lab discovered a new ion conductance that is important for cerebellar motor learning Inferior olivary (IO) neurons in...


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Patrick Sullivan
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Cecilia Lo
December 1, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Anna Marie Pyle, PhD, Yale University