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Research in the fields of biochemistry and structural biology provides the foundation for understanding life on the molecular level. The Program in Biochemistry and Structural Biology (BSB) provides graduate students with the training and tools to determine the structure and address the function and mechanism of proteins, DNA, RNA, membrane lipids and the hundreds of other molecules in cells. A major focus is on how interactions between these molecules regulate cell function. The Program offers a range of courses, colloquia, seminars and research in the fields of biochemistry and structural biology. The interdisciplinary nature of the Program draws faculty from the Departments of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacological Sciences, and Physiology and Biophysics, among others. In addition, with its close ties to Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook can take advantage of world-class research facilities at the National Synchrotron Light Source.  Overall, the program offers a wide array of research areas from which incoming students can choose.   We welcome your interest in the program.