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Graduate Programs

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics (BMBB)

Investigate the fundamental chemical and physical interactions that produce life in the BMBB graduate program. Researchers at the forefront of their fields and state-of-the-art facilities afford exciting collaborative opportunities in emergent fields like biophysics, genomics, and proteomics. Study the disease processes of cancer, diabetes, AIDS, and more—then discover and test innovative cures.

Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics (MCDB&G)

Examine the intricacies of biological architecture in the MCDB&G graduate program. Preeminent faculty utilize powerful new genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic techniques to probe the blueprints of life. Pursue novel categories of questions in basic science—apply your findings to advance research in human genetic diseases.

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (EEB)

Explore the interconnectivity between biological organisms, their environments, and their behaviors in the EEB graduate program. Rigorous training in the classroom progresses into excellence in lab and field investigations—all across the flourishing wild lands of Minnesota, and all over the world. Immerse yourself in a dynamic and interdisciplinary community to create rich life experiences that evolve into lifelong professions.

Microbial Engineering (MicE)

Direct your education towards a biotech career in the MicE Graduate Program. State-of-the-art training in molecular and microbiology, immunology, and chemical engineering fosters the critical thinking and technical skill sets necessary for success in both academic and industrial research. Gain exposure to a thriving business network and make your mark on the future of biology as a design science.

Plant Biological Sciences (PBS)

Cultivate expertise in the inner workings of plants in the PBS Graduate Program. A unique interdisciplinary approach empowers students to conduct groundbreaking research by forging collaborations across departments and across colleges. Grow into emerging professions through intensive training in fields like genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, ecosystem science, climate change, systems biology, and more.

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