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BMMB Graduate Program

Interdisciplinary and Flexible Training

Earn a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (BMMB) researching alongside 53 faculty and more than 75 graduate students in areas from the structures of biological molecules and their mechanisms to the development of multicellular organisms.

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Samantha Hartmann Honored with Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award

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Serrano receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award

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Myrrh Pérez Ruiz receives American Society for Microbiology Future Leaders Mentoring Fellowship

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Meet Our Students

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Meet Shane Stoeber

Shane’s research interest is in identifying the mechanisms used in Saccharomyces cerevisiae that distinguish NDF’s and PF’s from regular transcription factors. 

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Meet Corinna Moro

Corinna’s research uses C. elegans with a reduced adenylosuccinate lyase activity to study neurobehavioral manifestations associated with the human disease  adenylosuccinate lyase deficiency (ASLD). 

Corinna Moro in the lab

Meet Josue Ceron

Josue's research focuses on understanding how nutrient acquisition can select for beneficial bacteria within the host. 

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