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The Department of Molecular Biosciences sponsors several undergraduate degrees supported by the Undergraduate Biology Program covering a variety of current topics in the life sciences, from single molecules to whole ecosystems.  Please use the navigation below to find more information regarding our majors.


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Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program

Our graduate program in life sciences research is designed to provide world-class training in both the classroom and research laboratory to prepare students for the next stage of their careers.  Our three Ph.D. programs in Biochemistry & Biophysics, Microbiology, and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology emphasize training in research, teaching and the development of tools required to become an independent researcher. 


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Berl Oakley (Irving S. Johnson distinguished professor) gave an invited talk entitled “A system for heterologous expression of fungal secondary metabolite genes in Aspergillus nidulans” at the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology annual meeting in St. Louis on July 23.
Berl R. Oakley | Department of Molecular Biosciences
Berl R. Oakley ProfessorIrving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor boakley@ku.edu (785) 864-8170 7050 Haworth Mitosis, gamma-tubulin function, cell cycle regulation and fungal secondary metabolites. Research Description We currently have two major research projects. The first is on γ-tubulin and its…