The Department of Biochemistry
Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry, Wake Forest School of
Medicine. The Department has a three-fold mission:
research on the molecular basis of diseases that affect humanity.
a new generation of scientists and physicians.
a collaborative link between other biomedical sciences and more basic sciences,
such as chemistry and physics.
Forest Biotech Place,
location of many of the laboratories in the Department of Biochemistry and the Center
for Structural Biology
The research interests of the faculty are
focused in four inter-related areas:
transduction in cancer and inflammation
acid metabolism in cancer and inflammation
diseases such as diabetes and atherosclerosis.
The training mission of the Department is focused on four types of
The Hanes and NRC Buildings, location of many of the
laboratories in the Department of Biochemistry, the Center
for Diabetes Research,
and the Center
for Human Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research.
The Department’s principal interdisciplinary collaborations are
promoted through participation in the following Centers:
The Department has a well-developed system of shared
facilities to promote research. The research space occupied
by members of the Department is located in the Hanes-Nutrition Research Center (NRC)
complex on the Medical Center campus and in the recently developed Wake
Forest Biotech Place
in the Wake
Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem. Travel between the Medical
Center, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, and the Wake Forest University Reynolda campus is
facilitated by Medical Center van service.
Douglas S. Lyles, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
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