to Molecular and
This is a revolutionary era for students and scientists of biochemistry.
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry is the central science of biology and bio-medicine.
Biochemical methodologies have become the key for investigation in all the biological and
medical disciplines, demonstrated by the fact that all graduate and medical students at
this medical center are required to take our course in biochemistry. Much of the research
in physiology, cell biology, pharmacology, the neurosciences and pathology are based on
biochemical knowledge and biochemical techniques. We are the most fundamental of the
disciplines of the biomedical sciences and discoveries in our discipline have a general
importance to all biology.
The future will be even more revolutionary. The effect of new biochemical knowledge
will radically redefine our understanding of the biology of life and the treatment of
The Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry spans a wide range of
biochemical research from neurobiology, neuropathology, biochemical and genetic mechanisms
of hormone regulation, oncogenes and cancer, and the mechanism for regulation of gene
expression at the level of both transcription and translation. We offer an intense
training program to each student in biochemistry including molecular biology, cell
biochemistry, enzymology, and in a wide range of elective areas.
We are a relatively small graduate program and offer the advantage of small classes and
close faculty student contact. While we are small, our graduate students make nationally
recognized contributions, presenting their work at national meetings and publishing in
internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. The graduates of our Ph.D. Program
obtain prime postdoctoral positions in the best international laboratories and establish
careers in academia or industry. Our focused M.S. Program trains scientists for important
technical positions in the biomedical sciences as well as prepares students for further
advancement in their chosen fields. Our resources are comprehensive and state-of-the-art
in support of a research intensive faculty with grant support and exciting projects.
The Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
will not be taking any new MS or PhD students for the 2011/2012 academic