Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at WVU focuses on interdisciplinary education and diverse research opportunities to perform transformative cutting-edge research in a stimulating training environment. Our active research in metabolism, vision, cancer, and neurodegeneration work in collaboration with each other to find solutions to diseases by understanding the molecular basis.

Collaboration. Solutions. Success.

Our mission is to understand the molecular basis of disease in metabolism, cancer, vision, and neurodegeneration.

Who We Are

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Roberta Leonardi, Ph.D.

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

“I chose to be a scientist because I love the satisfaction and pride you get when you make a discovery and learn something new. I also chose a career in academia because I enjoy mentoring students in the lab and witnessing their evolution into independent scientists.”

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