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KU Molecular Biosciences

We are an interdisciplinary group of faculty who perform cutting edge research in a wide range of areas including biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, bioinformatics, cancer biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, microbiology, virology, neurobiology, molecular, cellular and developmental biology.

Department News

MB Faculty Awarded a New Faculty Research Development Grant

Rosana Ferreira was awarded a Spring 2024 New Faculty Research Development Award by the KU Office of Research.

Spring 2024 Travel Award Recipients

Two Molecular Biosciences student received Travel Awards in Spring 2024.

Seven Students Mentored by MB Faculty Received Awards at the 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Seven Students mentored by MB Faculty members received awards at the 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium held April 15-19, 2024.

Study reports new compound halting replication of COVID by targeting ‘Mac-1’ protein in cell models

KU research shows for the first time that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can be inhibited from replicating in living cell cultures using a compound that targets “Mac-1,” a protein key to defending SARS-CoV-2 against the human immune response. The findings also hold promise that Mac…

Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program

Graduate Program

Our graduate program in life sciences research is designed to provide world-class training in both the classroom and research laboratory to prepare students for the next stage of their careers.

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate Biology Programs

Undergraduate Programs

We sponsor several undergraduate degrees covering a variety of current topics in the life sciences, from single molecules, to cells, development, and disease. Find more information regarding our majors.

Degrees Offered