The Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) brings together interdisciplinary and distinguished experts from the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Physics, as well as faculty from the College of Engineering & Computing (Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical & Materials Engineering), Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (Cellular Biology & Pharmacology and Human & Molecular Genetics), Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work (Environmental and Occupational Health).
The institute is advancing nanotechnology and providing better treatment outcomes for infectious disease, cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. BSI will also provide a source of academic mentorship for undergraduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students and foster the growth of the newly developed Doctoral Degree in Biochemistry.
Dr. Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh, Director
The Institute is headed by Dr. Tse-Dinh, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Tse-Dinh received her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from Harvard University. She came to FIU from New York Medical College. Her research looks at the structure and function of DNA topoisomerases as the basis for discovery of antibacterial and anticancer drug leads from synthetic molecules and natural products. In addition to her biomedical and biomolecular work, Tse-Dinh also has a background in theoretical chemistry. She is looking forward to collaborating with many faculty members in her leadership role at BSI.
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