Join the Biochemistry Department

  • Our research intensive program enables students the opportunity to work closely with their dissertation advisor on novel and important biological and biomedical questions at the molecular level

  • Choose from more than 135 labs in 14 departments

  • Small research groups of students and postdocs foster an environment of interaction and collaboration

  • Faculty teach courses on a wide variety of topics including: chemistry and biology of proteins, nucleic acids, and membranes; biological regulatory mechanisms; mechanistic aspects of enzyme action; macromolecule structure prediction; bioinformatics and genomics; and genetic and molecular aspects of cellular and developmental biology

  • Students gain professional experience through research proposals, participation in the department journal club, department research conference, international meetings, and internships in industry and government

  • We provide a host of student services, seminars and events, and a career development program

  • Our faculty and students are affiliated with postgraduate programs including Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Biophysics, Biomedical informatics, and Biostatistics Ph.D. programs

  • Students with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply

  • Integrate basic research with your medical training in the M.D./Ph.D. program

How to Apply

  • Applications will become available in September at Graduate Admissions

  • Information on how to apply and the application deadline can be found on the Biosciences website

  • The Biochemistry Department offers only Ph.D. degrees

  • Contact Joella Mesa for questions on Biochemistry Department admission