Our graduate program provides an intimate environment where students interact closely with the faculty in the program. We offer both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry & Biophysics. Students pursuing these degrees will learn to apply the tools of physical biochemistry and structural biology to exciting problems through research projects with Biochemistry Program Faculty Members. Graduate students may also choose to carry out research with Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics Faculty Members.
The graduate program is built around a core of courses:
Students also complete one elective course related to their chosen area of research.
Depth in a particular area is obtained through laboratory research in close collaboration with a faculty advisor leading ultimately to an M.S. Thesis or a Ph.D. dissertation.
Graduate students in the Biochemistry & Biophysics program are provided financial aid in the form of teaching assistantships or research assistantships. Both come with a stipend for living expenses and a tuition waiver.
For more information see our brochure or contact the the Biochemistry Program Office. To apply, use the online application on the Graduate School web site or fill out our on-line pre-application form.
Students interested in Biochemistry & Biophysics may wish to consider related graduate programs in Chemistry, Integrative Microbiology and Biochemistry and degrees offered by Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics was awarded a COBRE grant from the NIH in September, 2011. This center directed by Professor Stephen Sprang will receive nearly $10 million dollars in total funding over the next five years to promote research in Biochemistry and Structural Biology.
Our new Bruker EMX EPR spectrometer funded by an NSF MRI grant was installed in newly renovated space in the Interdisciplinary Science Building in December, 2011.