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Established in 1829, the Medical College of Georgia Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or BMB, is an academic home to interdisciplinary translational research for disease detection, prevention and treatment.

We are delighted that you have decided to visit our department’s website. Our mission also includes the education and mentoring of future researchers, physicians and physician-scientists and service to the AU and greater scientific community.

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Kebin Liu, John Klemnt and Priscilla Redd pose for camera
researchers posing for the camera

 

The research mission is focused on inventing better diagnostics and newer targeted therapies for the benign and malignant diseases of the bladder, brain, breast, eye, gastrointestinal tract, kidney, liver, and prostate. The research areas encompass biomarkers, chemoprevention, DNA damage and repair, drug resistance, the epigenome, immunotherapy, the microbiome, molecular signaling, natural products, protein modifications and targeted therapy. Our faculties are supported by major funding agencies, and the insight gained by their work has been published in reputable peer-reviewed journals.

Home to the Biochemistry and Cancer Biology Graduate Program, the BMB Department offers PhD degrees, along with a combined MD-PhD program available to medical students. The students move on to competitive careers in academia, industry, and governmental agencies. The education mission is also served by faculty participation in undergraduate and graduate medical education, as well as the Student Educational Enrichment Program (SEEP).

Working together as a cohesive academic family, the faculty, staff, students and fellows are committed to advancing BMB’s tripartite mission.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Health Sciences Campus

Georgia Cancer Center - M. Bert Storey Research Building

706-721-3271

iwalker@augusta.edu

Cancer Research Center, CN-1177

706-721-6608

BMB News

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Augusta University researcher develops new translational technology to help stroke patients

Ali Arbab, MD, has been awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), demonstrating the translational ability of his new technology for treating different diseases.

Three researchers, including two women and one man, stand in a lab and pose for a photo.

Augusta University research team awarded $2.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute

Vinata B. Lokeshwar, PhD, and her research team have been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute in an effort to improve outcome in patients with aggressive, advanced bladder cancer.

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Medical College of Georgia PhD student wins award for research at national symposium

Diana Asante, a biochemistry and cancer biology PhD candidate, recently won second place in a graduate poster competition at the 13th National Symposium on Prostate Cancer and Dr. Sidney A. McNairy Jr. Student Symposium.

photo from article Fourth-floor research labs officially open in the College of Science and Mathematics

Fourth-floor research labs officially open in the College of Science and Mathematics

Augusta University leadership, faculty, staff and students gather for the ribbon-cutting of the College of Science and Mathematics Building's fourth floor, a space open to all colleges and dedicated to interdisciplinary research.

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