The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology offers programs leading to the MS, PhD or MD/PhD degrees. These are research-based programs that provide outstanding interdisciplinary education and research opportunities.
Our 24 Primary Faculty and Adjunct Faculty have well-funded programs studying the molecular basis of genetic, bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases in projects that include control of gene expression, DNA replication and rearrangement, cell migration, signaling mechanisms, membrane biology and membrane trafficking pathways, structural biology and assembly of macromolecular complexes, and glycobiology.
The campus is well-equipped with Core Facilities to assist high-technology research, and all departments as well as Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have active seminar programs. Seminars allow students the opportunity to meet distinguished visiting scientists from academic, technological and government institutions all over the country as well as international speakers.
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All students in good standing in the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology PhD Program are supported as Graduate Research Assistants with an annual stipend (currently $26,000) plus medical insurance and tuition waivers.
To Apply: See information in the PhD or MS program descriptions