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Graduate Committee

Dr. Kaustubh Datta (Chair & Program Director), Dr. Shantaram Joshi (Co-Chair), Dr. Rebecca Deegan, Dr. Punita Dhawan, Dr.Kate Hyde, Dr. Moorthy Ponnusamy, Dr. Michel Ouellette, Dr. Amar Singh, and Dr. Ying Yan

The IGPBS - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology doctoral program is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the biochemistry and molecular biology of living organisms and includes the research and training experience necessary for the development of independent investigators. 

Coursework

Each student’s Supervisory Committee will determine the appropriate curriculum based on the student’s academic background and interests. The following are required of all IGPBS - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology doctoral students:  course: 

Required Courses
IPBS 801FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMOLECULES *3
IPBS 802MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY *2
IPBS 803FUNDAMENTALS OF RECEPTORS & CELL SIGNALING *2
BMB 815METABOLISM *2
BMB 915PROTEINS & NUCLEIC ACID *3
BMB 896RSCH OTHER THAN THESIS (or IPBS 896)1-8
BMB 970SEMINAR ( every semester)1
BMB 975CRITICAL THINKING AND APPLICATIONS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY *3
BMB 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-15
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training
*indicates course must be completed prior to Comprehensive Exam

Coursework

Upon successful completion of the first two years of the medical school curriculum, the IGPBS - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate Committee will waive the requirement for completing the IPBS curriculum (IPBS 801, 802, 803), BMB 815, and BMB 915. The following courses are required for the MD/PhD degree:

Required Courses
BMB 896RSCH OTHER THAN THESIS1-8
BMB 970SEMINAR (every semester)1
BMB 975CRITICAL THINKING AND APPLICATIONS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY3
BMB 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-15
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training
NOTE: See Graduate Program Director for requirements regarding Comprehensive Exam.