Faculty Hosting Undergraduate Research Students

Biochemistry at Binghamton is a program, not a department, so faculty who can host students are from different departments. Biochemistry students can work in biology or chemistry labs, and have also worked in two anthropology labs. Labs related to biochemistry are listed below. In order to do an honors thesis, your work must relate to biochemistry in some way.

Chemistry Department

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Susan Bane

Professor; Biochemistry Program Director


Research Interests

  • Chemical Biology
  • Microtubules
  • Molecular mechanism of Taxol chemotherapy
  • Site-specific fluorescent labeling of proteins
  • Molecular mechanisms of colchicine and related drugs
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Christof T. Grewer

Professor/Undergraduate Program Chair


Research Interests

  • Biophysical chemistry
  • Dynamics of the transport process
  • Development of caged compounds
  • development of pharmacological tools
  • Computational studies
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Sozanne Solmaz

Associate Professor


Research Interests

  • Structural biology, x-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy
  • Roles of nuclear pore complexes in brain development
  • Human brain and muscle developmental diseases
  • Cytoskeletal motors
  • Positioning of the cell nucleus by motors
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Biology Department

Anthropology Department

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D. Andrew Merriwether

Professor; Collegiate Professor for College in the Woods

Anthropology; Residential Life

Research Interests

  • Ancient DNA/PaleoGenomics
  • Molecular Anthropology
  • Peopling of the New World and The Pacific
  • Plant and Animal Domestication
  • Population Genetics/Phylogenetics
  • Forensic DNA
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Biomedical Anthropology
  • Evolutionary Biology/Molecular Evolution
  • Paleodemography
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