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Bioscience Graduate Programs

The Molecular Biology (MB) Program and Biological Chemistry (BC) Program are two complementary interdepartmental graduate programs at the University of Utah.


Biological Chemistry Program

  • Investigators span multiple disciplines and use chemical or physical approaches to biological problems
  • Choose from more than 90 principal investigators from the Departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Pharmaceutics, Oncological Sciences, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and the School of Biological Sciences


Molecular Biology Program 

    • Interactive, vibrant cross-campus community with a strong foundation in the modern biomolecular sciences
    • Choose from more than 180 principal investigators from the Departments of Biochemistry, Human Genetics, Neurobiology, Oncological Sciences, Pharmacology and Toxicology, the School of Biological Sciences, and the Division of Microbiology and Immunology in the Department of Pathology 



Program Comparison

There is extensive collaboration and overlap in training and methodology between both programs depending on the background of the students and the techniques employed to investigate biological systems. However, each program is distinct in its core curriculum and requirements.

Read our extensive program comparison for more information.


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Faculty Research

With more than 190 participating faculty, students have a variety of choices to carry out cutting-edge research mentored by world-class scientists.

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Last Updated: 6/18/24