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Bioscience PhD Programs 

Come be a part of a great research community and join the laboratory of more than 160 faculty


The Bioscience PhD Programs are comprised of the Molecular Biology Program and Biological Chemistry Program. Each program is distinct in its core curriculum and requirements and reach across 10 departments at the University of Utah. The programs allow students to obtain a broad scientific education, yet tailor their training to their specific interests. Students carry out cutting-edge research mentored by world-class scientists, in an environment emphasizing the critical thinking and creativity necessary to become a successful scientist.


Free Application

Due December 1, 2017







News and Events


Recruiting Dinners for Prospective Graduate Students

Friday, January 19, 2018
6:30-8:30 – Jewish Community Center
Friday, February 2, 2018
6:30-8:30 – Natural History Museum of Utah
Friday, February 16, 2018
6:30-8:30 - Jewish Community Center
Friday, March 2, 2018
6:30-8:30 – Natural History Museum of Utah

Diversity/Inclusion Front and Center in Cell Metabolism, thanks to Drs. Villanueva and Simcox


 SACNAS members Dr. Claudio Villanueva and Dr. Judith Simcox (Filipina and Crow) are featured in Volume 26, Issue 3 of the scientific journal Cell Metabolism.



A multi-disciplinary team of researchers with expertise in biology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at U of U Health received a grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop non-opioid drugs for pain management.

The team includes Toto Olivera is part of the MB & BC faculty and Russell Teichert is from our MB class of 2001!


Last Updated: 12/11/17