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Our Graduate Program

The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BCMB) Department represents a cross-disciplinary research environment filled with professionals who are enthusiastic and passionate about scientific discovery.

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Welcome to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia. The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Program (BMB) is a multi-disciplinary, research-intensive, academic unit of the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Georgia. We have over 60 affiliated members (faculty, emeritus, adjunct, research scientists) who are leading innovative research in a number of cutting edge disciplines.

Our research mission is to generate new knowledge and original concepts related to solving modern scientific problems. We maintain internationally recognized and well-funded research programs in the areas of bioinformatics, biophysical method development, enzymology, epigenetics, extremophiles, glycobiology, infectious disease, molecular medicine, plant biology, RNA biology, and structural biology, among many others.

Our academic mission is to foster development of independent learning, thinking, and communication skills by our students and to instill in them and support an enthusiasm to achieve. Original research is fully integrated into both the graduate and undergraduate curricula, which prepare students, depending on their earned degrees, for positions in academia, biotechnology, education, government labs, industry, professional school, post-doctoral training and others.

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The purpose of this prize is to recognize a graduating senior(s) for his or her outstanding research as an undergraduate major in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize funded through the generosity of Dr. Sangram S.
Several years ago our esteemed colleague Professor Dan DerVartanian retired from our faculty but has remained active as Professor Emeritus. It is his donation, with matching funds from the department, that has made two awards possible this year.
Congratulations to all of our Spring 2022 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduates! Pictured here are Dr. Mike Adams, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Kathy Bolt, Undergraduate BMB Advisor, at the graduation event.

Upcoming BMB Seminars and Mini-Symposia



Room B-118 Life Sciences Building & ZOOM


CCRC Auditorium, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center


Hybrid - C127 Davison Life Sciences and Zoom

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Our Graduate Program

Our research faculty and resources create a robust mentoring and training program for approximately 100 graduate students. A BCMB graduate student will also find opportunities in our many affiliated research institutes, centers and alliances, including the Bioenergy Institute, Center for Complex Carbohydrate Research (CCRC), Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM), the UGA Cancer Center, the Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD), Developmental Biology Alliance, and Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI).

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Graduate Research Associate, Lanzilotta Lab, Chemistry Program