Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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A department focused on research and students:


Welcome to the Cell Biology and Biochemistry Departmental website. The department has nineteen faculty members with internationally recognized research programs in reproductive biology, diabetes and obesity, structural biology, development, cancer, aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Our primary mission is to perform original, cutting-edge research that leads to new discoveries on the molecular mechanisms of biomedical science and disease, and to educate and mentor a diverse group of trainees for careers in biomedical research.

The department offers a Ph.D. degree in the Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology Graduate Concentration. Our department has a strong emphasis on graduate student participation. Our students perform exciting innovative research in top-tier laboratories using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. Our faculty mentors, support our students in classroom teaching, research projects, communication skills, preparation of manuscripts and fellowship applications, and exposure to grant writing. Our graduates pursue careers in biotechnology, academia and are researchers and teachers at many well-respected colleges and universities around the country. We enjoy a collegial and cooperative research environment both within and between departments that is especially conducive to collaboration and scientific discourse. 

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Past Department Awards & Achievements

Dr. DufourJannette Dufour, Ph.D.

University Distinguished Professor and Chair

Associate Director, Obesity Research Institute

Welch Endowed Chair in Biochemistry
Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street, STOP 6540
Lubbock, TX 79430-6540

Phone: (806) 743-2700
Fax: (806) 743-2990

Recent Awards & Achievements
CBB recipients of the DOME/SOM Block Teaching Awards for 2023-2024

Anatomy, Histology & Embryology: Beverly Chilton, PhD
General Principles: Dan Hardy, PhD