Graduate Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Our Graduate Program is designed to train Ph.D. level graduate students to become expert and accomplished scientists who are fully competitive for a wide variety of careers. Our curriculum emphasizes critical analysis and creativity through advanced course work and seminars.


Our program is one of the largest in Texas, with over 60 active faculty members. This allows students to participate in research of extraordinary diversity and strength in the areas of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, structural biology, biophysics, proteomics and bioinformatics. The faculty has exceptionally high levels of research funding, and nationally ranks in the top 20 in NIH research funding for medical school biochemistry departments.

For those students interested in a focused curriculum in biophysical chemistry, we also offer a Molecular Biophysics Educational Track (MBET).

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