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Department of biochemistry and Molecular biology

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Chair's Welcome

Philip Howe, PhD

Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in the School of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Established in 1969, the department is committed to increasing our understanding of the biochemical and molecular bases of normal and abnormal cellular processes, and to educate highly qualified scientists who, through research, education and service, will continue to provide new insights in the biological sciences. With 23 faculty members conducting research in a variety of areas, the department provides cutting-edge curricula and innovative research opportunities. The research areas of our faculty include gene structure, function, and regulation, molecular evolution and genetics, signal transduction, RNA structure and function, lipid biochemistry and metabolism, protein structure, folding, and dynamics. Multidisciplinary approaches are being applied in most of these research areas, providing graduate students with numerous opportunities to obtain a versatile training in modern molecular biology and biochemistry. In addition the department is home to a major research program in ‘Lipidomics & Pathobiology’

Thank you for your interest in our department and for visiting our website. We welcome your inquiries!

Johana Lambert
For more information regarding our PhD or MS programs, contact Dr. David Long, Director of the Graduate Training Program, at, 843-792-6949.


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