The Mission of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry has three components:
Research in the Department advances basic understanding of the biochemical and molecular mechanisms underlying both normal cellular processes and disease states in humans. Through multidisciplinary collaborative work, scientists can translate these basic findings into studies that will benefit patients. This research focus is exemplified by two translational National Cancer Institute program projects grants for which Department faculty serve as principal investigators. These projects include faculty in both clinical and basic science departments across the Medical Center.