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The department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics is committed to understanding the molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases and cancer; developing novel strategies in biocatalysis and biotechnology; and advancing knowledge through structural biology and molecular biophysics. Please enjoy a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about BMBB.

The new old age

What if by addressing the underlying cause of aging we could prevent age-related illnesses? New research points the way to extending “healthspan.”

Laura Niedernofer didn’t set out to study the biology of aging. Early in her career, she focused on the health impact of DNA damage and how it plays out in rare childhood disorders, an area of inquiry still important to her.

Leading by example

Joseph Ferretti’s time in CBS led him to five decades of research, teaching, and creating opportunities for underrepresented students.

Joe Ferretti