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Department of Biochemistry


A vigorous group of scientists and trainees dedicated to the expansion and transmission of knowledge about the biological world. Our particular focus is the characterization of macromolecules and biological processes at the molecular level. Research groups in the department address the structure of biological macromolecules, the mechanisms by which they function, and the possible applications to research technology and to medicine. more

Tenure-track Faculty Positions Available in Chemical Biology

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BRENDA BASS, Ph.D.

Brenda Bass

Research in my laboratory is focused on double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)--its biologic functions and the proteins that bind it to mediate these functions. Our studies are divided between two dsRNA-mediated pathways: RNA editing by adenosine deaminases that act on RNA (ADARs), and RNA interference (RNAi).

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