Welcome to the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP) at Harvard Medical School!
The Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP) is a community of creative scholars, talented scientists and dedicated staff focused on advancing the research, teaching, and service missions of Harvard Medical School. The focus of research in BCMP lies in the elucidation of molecular mechanisms in biology and disease, emphasizing molecular, structural, and chemical approaches to understanding form and function in biology.
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Welcome to new BCMP faculty member Alan Brown! Alan comes to us from the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB). The long-term goal of the Brown laboratory is to understand transport mechanisms in the cell. Find out more about Alan's research here.
The work of Tom Seegar, a postdoc in the Blacklow lab, is featured in this HMS news video. Seegar has revealed the atomic structure of ADAM10, a molecule that plays a critical role in healthy cell-to-cell communication but whose malfunction has also been implicated in neurodegeneration, some breast cancers and glioblastoma progression.