University of Nebraska Medical Center


The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers programs of graduate study leading to the MS and PhD degrees. The MS program provides an opportunity for individuals desiring careers in health sciences, industry, education or research to prepare themselves for either professional studies or positions demanding mastery of science beyond the baccalaureate level. The PhD program is designed to provide a more comprehensive knowledge of the biochemistry and molecular biology of living organisms and includes the research and training experience necessary for the development of independent investigators. 

A wide selection of research opportunities exists in the department in various areas of biochemistry and molecular biology, including DNA replication, gene regulation, cell-cell communications, structural biology, receptor endocytosis & protein trafficking, nutrition, enzymology, endocrinology, and metabolism (protein, lipid, and carbohydrate).

Our Programs

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MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Gain a mastery of biochemistry and molecular biology beyond the baccalaureate level in preparation for careers in health sciences, industry, education or research.

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PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Our PhD program is a part of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS) program.

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Contacts for Education

Associate Professor
Biochemistry Graduate Committee Chairperson


Kate Hyde, PhD
Karen Hankins

Educational Program Associate
Administrator, PhD Programs


Terry Qualls

Education/Office Associate
Administrator, MS Programs