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Biochemistry News

Emad Tajkhorshid receives Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant

Emad Tajkhorshid, professor of biochemistry, biophysics, computational biology, and pharmacology, and his research group are studying the movement of gases across biological membranes, a vital process for powering cells with oxygen and performing photosynthesis, among other things. The group is hoping to closely examine the role of proteins in these processes in order to better understand the impact of gas exchange in living cells and organisms.

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of Southern California are working together with Tajkhorshid on their project, “Molecular Mechanisms and Pathways for Gas Transport Across Biological Membranes and Implications for Physiology and Performance.” Read more...

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellowships

A number of current and recent graduate students and postdoctoral scholars have applied for and won prestigious awards and fellowships. The awardees reflect the breadth of outstanding research at UIUC and the quality of students and researchers attracted to the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Read more...

In Memoriam

Remembering Dr. Lowell Hager
Remembering Dr. Colin A. Wraight