BIMO: The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Program


Class of 1960 Scholars Program:

With funds generously provided by the Class of 1960, the BIMO Program invites prominent researchers from other institutions to campus to present a public seminar and then to meet privately in a discussion and dinner setting with a select group of students (chosen for the calendar year to be the BIMO Class of 1960 Scholars).

Upcoming Speakers

Snyder_MichaelProf. Michael Snyder, PhD
Stanford Ascherman Professor and Chair of Genetics
Director, Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine
Stanford University
Date: March 7, 2014


Seminar Title: Personalized Medicine: Personal Omics Profiling of Healthy and Disease States

Dr. Snyder’s research uses a variety of “omics” approaches to analyze genomes and regulatory networks. His research focuses on yeast, a model organism ideally suited to genetic analysis, and humans.  His lab has developed RNA sequencing methods for the annotation of yeast and human transcriptomes, methods for mapping transcription factor binding sites throughout the genome thereby providing important information about metabolic and inflammatory pathways, and methods for mapping phosphorylation and protein-metabolite interaction networks.  See his website for more details concerning his research.


droppedImageProf. Dianne Newman, PhD
Professor of Geobiology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
California Institute of Technology
Date: September 26, 2014


Seminar Title: TBA

Dr. Newman’s laboratory investigates how bacteria have shaped, and continue to shape, the chemistry of their environment by studying the molecular mechanisms that underlie microbial formation and/or dissolution of minerals. By understanding the way extant organisms function at the molecular level, her research aims to gain insights into the evolution of ancient metabolic and biomineralization pathways, interpretation of the chemical signatures of early life found in the geologic record, and quantification of the contribution of microbes to present-day geochemical cycles.  See her website for more details concerning her research.

The BIMO Class of 1960 Scholars for 2014

Sam Avila
Chris Bravo
Cecilia Castellano
John Chae
Christina Chen
Achala Chittor
Abby Dalzell
Michelle Higgins
Carolina Jaramillo
Elizabeth Jacobsen
Gloria Joo
Grace Kim
Brian Leland
Brian Levine
Alex Meyer
Zaw Htut Naing
Luxi Qiao
Shazeen Rattansi
Penny Sun
Helen Tang
Hector Trujillo
Jacob Verter