The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences administers four graduate programs that provide broad training in:
- Biochemistry (M.S. and Ph.D.)
- Genetics (M.S. and Ph.D.)
- Microbiology (M.S. and Ph.D.)
- Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology (M.S.)
- Molecular and Evolutionary Systems Biology (Ph.D.)
These programs include 39 faculty representing research foci in Host/Microbial Interactions; Genome Maintenance, Evolution, and Molecular Ecology; Structural Biology & Proteomics; Agricultural Genomics & Biotechnology; Environmental Microbiology; Signal Transduction; and Metabolic Health. There are currently 70 graduate students in the Department's doctoral and master's programs.
These graduate programs are committed to the belief that the best training requires a strong background in experimental science as well as a supportive environment in which graduate students work closely with their faculty mentors and teams of advisors throughout their graduate career. As such, our graduate programs focus on excellence in research. In addition, students participate in a graduate curriculum designed to prepare them for their future research careers. Several seminars each week mix graduate student research presentations with distinguished outside speakers with whom students have opportunities to interact.