Graduate study in the College of Medicine’s Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry is designed to prepare candidates for research careers in academics, industry, and government laboratories. Students will have the opportunity to participate in faculty research programs studying a spectrum of topics including: signal transduction, protein structure and function, transcriptional regulation, the cytoskeleton, secretion and vesicular fusion, disease mechanisms (atherosclerosis, cancer, infectious disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s), drug design, nucleic acid dynamics, and membrane biogenesis & function. Students are expected to obtain a well-rounded knowledge of modern biochemistry, participate in graduate seminars, journal clubs, and research seminars; to interact with visiting scholars; and to present the results of their research at local and national meetings. Financial aid is available to all students in the program.
Admission to the Ph.D. program in Biochemistry is through the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBS) Curriculum (see https://graduate.med.uky.edu/integrated-biomedical-sciences).
Information regarding the Ph.D. program in Biochemistry may be obtained at http://biochemistry.med.uky.edu/.
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