About the program

The graduate program in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics provides a broad research-based education. 

We focus on determining the molecular mechanisms that underlie basic biological functions using an integrated approach that encompasses biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics, genomics, molecular biology, proteomics, and structural biology. Special emphasis is placed on revealing how biological processes go awry in diseases including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and AIDS.

The BMBB graduate program is an exceptionally strong research program that allows students to conduct leading edge research in one of the four BMBB divisions:

Students are admitted to the BMBB graduate program through the first year program in Molecular, Cellular and Structural Biology. All first year students carry out three seven-week laboratory rotation projects during their first year. The goal of such rotations is to allow first-year students to perform experiments and conduct original research in laboratory in which they have interest. First-year MCSB students may choose an advisor from either the BMBB or MCDB&G graduate programs. Learn more about the first-year MCSB program.

As part of their training, all students participate in teaching biochemistry twice during their graduate career. Teaching experiences rancg from instruction in undergraduate laboratories to leading recitation sections associated with lecture courses.

The graduate program sponsors a weekly seminar series featuring presentations by leading national and international scientists. In other, less formal seminar programs, gradaute students present their own theis research and give journal clubs.

Related Ph.D. and M.S. programs in BMBB

As a part of the BMBB program, graduate studies leading to a Ph.D. may be pursued on the Duluth campus.

A Ph.D. in BMBB may also be obtained through the combined M.D./Ph.D. program.

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First-year program in Molecular, Cellular and Structural Biology

For questions please email bmbbgp@umn.edu