Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics Graduate Program

The Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics (BMBB) graduate program integrates exceptionally strong research with a broad education in order to guide students to the edge of transformative frontiers in the modern biological sciences. BMBB students fuse ideas from dynamic fields like biophysics, genomics, proteomics, structural biology, and more to investigate game-changing questions about the fundamental mechanisms of life. Forge interdisciplinary collaborations, publish in prestigious journals, and advance your scientific career in this curiosity-driven community.

Students sitting by the Scholars Walk

“New tools let researchers discover the molecular basis of disease and precisely engineer biology. It's an exciting time to study biochemistry.”
- Romas Kazlauskas, Former Director of Graduate Studies

BMBB cultivates both incisive critical thinking skills and world-class laboratory expertise. With particularly excellent opportunities to investigate the disease processes of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and AIDS, students can select research topics that fit their unique experiences and interests, all while gaining entry to meaningful careers in academia, industry, and beyond.

Learn + Teach + Research in the Twin Cities

The BMBB experience seamlessly integrates rigorous academics and innovative research in a thriving scientific community—all set in the heart of the Midwest’s second largest metropolitan area. Renowned for their high quality of life, affordability, and prosperous economies, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding neighborhoods offer a vibrant spectrum of cultures, cuisines, events, and nighttime activities…not to mention our beloved lakes, rivers, and forests.

Directors of Graduate Studies:

Dr. Laurie Parker | 612-624-9066 |

Dr. Aaron Goldstrohm | 612-626-7497 |