Application deadline is December 1st

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Thank you for visiting the graduate program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia.  Our interactive and cross-disciplinary environment, combined with an atmosphere filled with people who are enthusiastic and passionate about scientific discovery, makes our graduate program an excellent training environment.

Well-funded faculty.  The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BCMB) graduate program is research intensive with over 60 participating faculty and ~70 PhD students.  Our faculty generates in excess of $60 million/year in research funds from federal agencies (NIH, NSF, DOE, and USDA), private organizations (American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and statewide initiatives (Georgia Research Alliance, Georgia Cancer Coalition). This means ample resources and opportunities for graduate training.

Interdisciplinary Research.  The BCMB graduate program recognizes the importance of collaborative research opportunities. Our faculty are recognized as international leaders in cancer research, stem cells, glycobiology, metalloenzymes, RNA biology, infectious disease, bioinformatics and structural biology. The BCMB Program also provides innovative intellectual and physical resources through interdepartmental associations including: the Bioenergy Institute, Center for Complex Carbohydrate Research (CCRC), the UGA Cancer Center, the Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD) and Infectious Disease Faculty (IDF).  For more information about our research, please review our Departmental Research Areas and those associated with Integrated Life Sciences, which is the entity responsible for managing applications to the BCMB graduate program.

Generous Stipend Support.  PhD students recruited to the BCMB graduate program receive a guaranteed annual stipend of no less than $25,000 (increasing to $28,500 following completion of prelims in the second year of study). UGA also offers subsidized health insurance for students wishing coverage.

Successful Graduates.  Graduates of the BCMB program are highly sought after by academic, industrial, and governmental agencies looking to hire the best and brightest. 

How To Apply.  If you are interested in joining the BCMB graduate program, we encourage you to submit an application.  Applications to our PhD program are managed by Integrated Life Sciences (click here for PhD application instructions). 

More information on the application process can be requested by emailing the BCMB Graduate Coordinator.