Congratulations BMB Class of 2019

A hearty congratulations to all the 2019 graduates of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program. The Faculty are proud of your accolades and accomplishments!

pictured: (front-row) Conner Song, Keyang Yu, Carrie (Chennan) Zhang, Sherry (Shiyu) Wang.

(second-row) Anuj Jailwala, Alex (Alexandra) Monetti, Paula Patel, Rujika Khot, Lucy Peterson, Sam (Samantha) Schoenl

Third Row: Eileen (Jiayi) Zhang, Chloe Borden, Gina (Siqi) Li

Back Row: Miles Murphy, Jason Kreinces, Parker Sullivan, Matthew O’Brien, Meighen Mei 

Not shown:  Kiki (Angeliki) Lourdas 

Wake Downtown

If you crave a complete change of scenery from the Quad’s Georgian architecture, grab your scientific calculator and safety goggles and hop on a shuttle bound for Wake Downtown — an extension of our campus in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

Innovation on Tradition– To learn more, click the “Wake Downtown” link below.

Wake Downtown

Biochemistry and Mentoring Grant

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $680,000 grant to Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Chemistry Patricia Dos Santos. In addition to funding research that helps scientists better understand life on earth, the grant also enables her to mentor students from other Triad-area colleges.

Wake Forest News Service

To learn more, click the link below

NSF grant supports biochemistry research and mentoring outreach

Molecular Systems Grant

The National Science Foundation awarded $900,000 to an interdisciplinary group led by Dr. Gloria Muday examining how hormones affect growth and development of the roots of Arabidopsis thaliana, which is a genetic model used to provide insight into other plants.

To learn more, follow the link below.

$900K NSF grant helps WFU researchers look for the big picture in big data

This collaborative grant brings together researchers in biology, computer science and mathematics who began working together through Wake Forest’s Center for Molecular Signaling.

Click here to read more at the WFU News Service by Kim McGrath

Read about Dr. Muday in Wake Forest Experts

Comstock-Ferguson, Outreach: Kitchen Chemistry!

The basic principles of chemistry can be learned using everyday items you can find in the kitchen. Dancing popcorn, a jelly bean taste-test, and a colorful lemon volcano are part of the fun and the curriculum for Comstock-Ferguson’s advanced chemistry class community outreach project.

It’s very different from other courses offered by the Chemistry Department. It’s cool to learn about food science. I enjoy cooking but learning the science behind cooking is different than just following the directions.

Karliegh Smith, WFU Chemistry Student

To learn more:

Wake Forest News Service: “Out of the classroom into the Kitchen”

Winston Salem Chronicle: “WFU chemistry majors teach students science basics”

Lindsay Comstock and students pose
Lindsay Comstock-Ferguson (center), Chemistry Professor and BMB Faculty member, leads an outreach team of WFU students who promote the idea that science and chemistry can be fun, and exciting!

Ke Zhang: Epigenetics Research Provides Clinical Insight

The epigenome is the software of Life. All the cells in your body contain the same hardware, or DNA sequence. We’re different because we contain different transcriptional programs, or epigenomes. Different software will program the same hardware into a different thing.

Ke Zhang, Biology professor and BMB faculty member

Dr. Zhang’s research on Epigenetics and the Epigenome provides interesting insights into clinical research.  Read more below at the OG & B website.

Epigenetic research provides clinical insight