The goal of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program is to provide comprehensive education and training for future scientists planning careers as experimental biologists and science educators.
Entering graduate students are enrolled in a comprehensive introductory course in general biochemistry. Advanced courses that are offered include: advanced biochemistry and molecular biology, principles and methodologies of cancer research, and biophysical chemistry.
Entering graduate students usually spend short periods of time (one to three months) rotating through the research laboratories of several faculty members for the purpose of selecting an advisor and general area for their thesis research. The curricula of students are planned to accommodate their individual interests and research needs. In addition to carrying out research and didactic course work, graduate students participate in informal seminars and discussion groups with postdoctoral fellows, research associates, and the faculty.
As a graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, you will get the opportunity to complete research that may impact cancer, genetic diseases, human health & nutrition or basic knowledge of biochemical & biophysical function.