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Graduate Committee
Dr. Kate Hyde (Chair & Program Director), Dr. Shantaram Joshi (Co-Chair), Dr. Rebecca Deegan, Dr. Punita Dhawan, Dr. Moorthy Ponnusamy, 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, inluding the research and training experience necessary for the development of independent investigators. 

PhD Curriculum 

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

MD/PhD Curriculum

Upon successful completion of Phase 1 of the College of Medicine curriculum, the requirement for completing IPBS 801, IPBS 802, IPBS 803, BMB 815, and BMB 915 will be waived. Hence, MD/PhD students in IGPBS - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology must complete only the following coursework:

Required Courses:
BMB 896RSCH OTHER THAN THESIS1-8
BMB 970SEMINAR1
BMB 975CRITICAL THINKING AND APPLICATIONS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY3
BMB 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-15
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training