October 24, 2015

A recent publication in Cell from the Al-Hashimi Lab:

A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but...

October 7, 2015

DURHAM, NC  -  The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that Paul Modrich, Professor of Biochemistry at Duke University,...

September 6, 2015

Recent publication in Science from the Schumacher lab:
Structures of archaeal DNA segregation machinery reveal bacterial and

August 19, 2015

Congratulations to Benjamin Fenton, a first year Biochemistry graduate student in the laboratory of Professor Pei Zhou, for being awarded...

July 28, 2015

Work carried out by the laboratories of Professors Maria A. Schumacher and Richard G. Brennan in collaboration with Professor Kim Lewis of Northeastern University has been published in the 29 July 2015 on-line edition of Nature describing the structural basis or recurring urinary tract infections and the molecular basis of heritable bacterial multidrug tolerance.

July 13, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. - Practically everyone gets fatter as they get older, but some people can blame their genes for the...

June 29, 2015

Professor Pei Zhou is teaming up with Drs. Eric Toone and Vance Fowler to come up with new ways to beat back multidrug resistant bacteria.  On 22 April 2015, this team of investigators garnered a DTRI Pilot Program Award to begin this exciting work.

June 1, 2015

On 1 June 2015 the Department of Biochemistry welcomed its newest Assistant Professor, Dr. Haung-he Yang.  Dr. Yang is also...

April 30, 2015

On 30 April 2015, Professor Hashim M. Al-Hashimi was named a James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry for his outstanding contributions to our understanding of nucleic acid structure, function and dynamics.  Professor Al-Hashimi is the eighth primary Biochemistry faculty member to be awarded an endowed chair.

March 11, 2015

Shape-shifting DNA base pairs can trick the copying machine