Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UMass Amherst

From left to right: Kevin Guay, Dan Hebert, Haiping Ke

Hebert and Gierasch labs publish advanced gene therapy research

Teaching muscle cells to produce the protein alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) could pave the way to treating a wide range of genetic diseases.

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Meet with a BMB Peer Advisor!

BMB Peer Advisors are upperclassmen majoring in Biochemistry who are able to answer and resolve general advising questions. Okoh, Maddy, Vidhya, Boula, and Anish are available to meet with undergraduates throughout the semester. Ask them about:

  • Degree requirements for BMB
  • Course prerequisites
  • Advanced Electives
  • How to get into a research lab
  • Choices for Gen Ed classes
  • Use of SPIRE


Headshots of the BMB Peer Advisors: Okoh, Maddy, Vidhya, Boula, and Anish