Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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The Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is a center for research in the life sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. This dynamic research community has associated faculty in the Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics, Virology and Microbiology, Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology. We are in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, allowing us to be a vital part of regional collaborations such as National Center for Macromolecular Imaging, Functional Genomics of Dictyostelium as well as the newly established Cell-Based Assay Screening Service Facility, and The W.M. Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our department is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. We value diversity in all its forms, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, and nationality. Diversity enriches our relationships and is vital for driving the broadest scientific inquiry and responsible application of knowledge. We recognize the historic inequities that have existed in science and are committed to recruiting, training, and promoting colleagues that reflect the diversity of society. Our mission depends on the success of our people, and we strive to cultivate an environment and provide the resources needed for all trainees, faculty, and staff to reach their fullest potential.