Focus Areas

Members of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mayo Clinic are engaged in numerous vital research projects. Some examples include:

  • Aging research. These studies involve investigations into the cell biology of bone and the molecular basis of cellular senescence.
  • Biotechnologies and nanotechnologies research. Mayo Clinic researchers are developing new genetic, proteomic and biomathematic methods to drive research in biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • Cancer research. A variety of studies on multiple types of cancers and their underlying physiological mechanisms are ongoing in the department.
  • Cardiovascular disease and angiogenesis research. Investigators in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mayo Clinic are studying the genetics and mechanisms of cardiovascular disease.
  • Tissue degenerative diseases research. The department uses a multidisciplinary approach to understand the causes and characteristics of tissue degenerative diseases.