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Bioscience Graduate Programs

The Molecular Biology (MB) Program and Biological Chemistry (BC) Program are two complementary interdepartmental graduate programs at the University of Utah.


Biological Chemistry Program

  • Investigators span diverse disciplines and use chemical or physical approaches to biological problems
  • Three independent research tracks: Biochemistry, Chemical Biology / Medicinal Chemistry or Structural Biology / Biophysics
  • Choose from more than 55 principal investigators from the Departments of Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Oncological Sciences, Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology


Molecular Biology Program 

  • Interactive, vibrant cross-campus community with a strong foundation in the modern biomolecular sciences
  • Seven interest groups: 

    Biochemistry / Structural Biology, Cancer / Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Genetics, Microbiology / Immunology, Neurobiology

  • Choose from more than 120 principal investigators from the Departments of Biochemistry, Biology, Human Genetics, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Oncological Sciences, and Pathology



Program Comparison

There is extensive collaboration and overlap in training and methodology between both programs depending on the background of the students and the techniques employed to investigate biological systems. However, each program is distinct in its core curriculum and requirements.

Read our extensive program comparison for more information.


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Faculty Research

With more than 160 participating faculty, students have a variety of choices to carry out cutting-edge research mentored by world-class scientists.

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Additional Resources

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Last Updated: 10/12/17