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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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General Information

The goal of the graduate program is to produce scholars capable of teaching and doing research in contemporary biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, biomedical sciences, and life sciences in general. Our students go on to careers in academics, industry, and research institutes. In order to accomplish the above goal, the program is designed to train students who have demonstrated competence in: 1) the fundamental physical and chemical principles related to the life sciences, as well as a thorough, advanced knowledge of modern molecular and cellular biology; 2) the design, implementation, and publication of significant research results; 3) the oral presentation of research results; and 4) teaching.

Prerequisites to the Program

Candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy are accepted under the general requirements of the Graduate School. Students must satisfy the requirements of the particular graduate program to which they are admitted. Students are generally supported by research assistantships or fellowships. All students, regardless of source of support, are required to serve as teaching assistants for one semester.