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KU Molecular Biosciences

We are an interdisciplinary group of faculty who perform cutting edge research in a wide range of areas including biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, bioinformatics, cancer biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, microbiology, virology, neurobiology, molecular, cellular and developmental biology.

Department News

2024 Newmark Award Finalists

This year four finalists were selected for the Newmark Award competition, this award is given to a KU graduate student for excellence in biochemistry research.

MB Trainee Accomplishments: April 2024

Celebrating Student Milestones in Molecular Biosciences

KU Researcher Finds Gene that Enhances Anti- Viral Immunity

Robin Orozco, an Immunologist at the University of Kansas, has unveiled new research that explores how a common mutation in the human population changes the immune response during a virus infection.

K-INBRE for a CURE Project Awarded

K-INBRE for a CURE Project Awarded

Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program

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.

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate Biology Programs

Undergraduate Programs

We sponsor several undergraduate degrees covering a variety of current topics in the life sciences, from single molecules, to cells, development, and disease. Find more information regarding our majors.

Degrees Offered