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Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program


Biochem Graduate ProgramThe University of Kansas has an outstanding Biochemistry research program within the Molecular Biosciences Department. The biochemistry group is a dynamic community of scholars and distinguished investigators engaged in research at the forefront of areas including enzymology, structural biology, protein chemistry and proteomics, and metabolic biology and computational biology. Biochemistry researchers have access to numerous excellent core facilities (including microscopy and imaging, biomolecular NMR, protein production, protein structure/crystallography, high throughput screening, mass spectrometry, genome sequencing and computational modeling cores) and state-of-the-art equipment.  Biochemical research activities are strongly supported by public and private funding sources, notably the NSF and NIH. In addition, Biochemistry researchers have close ties with biochemists, chemists and chemical engineers in several other departments at KU-Lawrence as well as the KU Medical Center, and have considerable cross-disciplinary collaboration within KU (e.g. School of Pharmacy, Department of Chemistry and Center for Bioinformatics), nationally and around the world. Our Biochemistry and Biophysics PhD graduates have a high rate of job placement in industry and academics both locally and nationally. The Biochemistry degree track offers a challenging, stimulating and nurturing environment for PhD students. Biochemistry Faculty are committed to providing exceptional scientific training through mentoring in the laboratory, classwork and teaching opportunities. Graduate-level classwork covers Advanced Biochemical Systems, Advanced Biochemical Methods, Physical Biochemistry and Molecular Modeling. 

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