Molecular biosciences is an interdisciplinary program in the life
sciences with fellowship support to admitted students. This program
coordinates the recruitment and admission of applicants to the doctoral programs
in cellular and molecular pharmacology, cell and developmental biology, microbiology and molecular
genetics, physiology and integrative biology, and biochemistry. At the end of their first year, students are free to join whichever program best fits their research interest, regardless of their original choice.
Students may study with approximately 180 participating faculty members associated with these programs. They have
opportunities for study in such fields as biochemistry, biotechnology, cancer biology, cell
biology, computational molecular biology, developmental biology, human genetics, macromolecular
structure, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular biophysics, molecular
genetics, molecular virology, neurobiology, pharmacology, and physiology.
Students enrolled in the molecular biosciences program
are expected to follow the core curriculum outlined below in their first year
of study. Subsequently, they are expected to continue in one of the
participating degree-granting programs of molecular biosciences. This core curriculum is integrated into the requirements of each of the participating programs.