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    Overview of the Ph.D. program in Biomolecular Sciences.

The Biomolecular Sciences Doctoral Program represents a highly interdisciplinary research program that offers students the opportunity to combine studies from traditional science disciplines to solve important cross-cutting problems at the interface of contemporary fields in the biomolecular sciences.

Program Goal

Our goal is to train scientists who conduct high-quality independent research and work as part of an interdisciplinary team to improve the understanding of the complex nature of molecules in biological systems.

Student Resources

Departments Involved

Each department exposes students to a new perspective in biomolecular sciences.

  • Biological Sciences Department
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
  • Physics Department


Training areas

These areas are integrated to foster a quantitative approach.

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysics
  • Cell Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Molecular Biology

Student Responsibilities

Each student works under the guidance of an interdisciplinary supervisory committee chaired by the student’s major advisor. Students must represent an original and significant research contribution in the biomolecular sciences by

  • Completing required coursework
  • Passing preliminary and comprehensive exams
  • Completing a  research dissertation