The General Examination is completed by all doctoral students during Spring of the second year. The examination involves writing and orally defending a research proposal. The guidelines are updated each year so please consult the PhD Student Handbook for the current version.
The Graduate College guidelines for preparation and submission of a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis must be followed. The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate Programs encourages using published manuscripts as part of the dissertation, but these must be formatted according to the Graduate College Guidelines and permission must be obtained from the copyright holder (usually the journal publisher). On the title page of a manuscript that has been published, there needs to be a statement of the degree candidate's contribution to the paper (e.g. "Chen Brown was responsible for all the experiments and results except Figure 4 and Table 3" ).
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology awards include Travel Awards to attend conferences or to carry out experiments in a distant laboratory, and the BMB Student Research Award.
To make a donation to the BMB Student Research Award Fund or the BMB Student Travel Award Fund: Make checks payable to the University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc. and send to:
ATTN: Derrick Grady
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
940 Stanton L Young, Rm 853
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Graduate College awards include travel awards for the best presentations at the annual Graduate Research, Education and Technology (GREAT) symposium and the Outstanding Dissertation and Outstanding Thesis awards.
Fall 2019 Class Schedule
First Year Fall and Spring classes (GPiBS and Departments)
Second and later year courses and research hours
BIOC 6221 Journal Club - Dr Augen Pioszak
- Discussion and assessment of papers in the scientific literature related to Biochemistry and Molecular, Cell and Structural Biology.
BIOC 6210 Physical Biochemistry of Macromolecules - Dr Karla Rodgers
- This advanced course will approach the structure and function of biological macromolecules from a multidisciplinary perspective encompassing structure determination to physical characterization of inter- and intra-molecular interactions. This class may be taken for 2 or 4 credits, depending on the depth that students wish to experience the different topics.
BIOC 6970 BIotechnology - Dr Paul DeAngelis
- The Biotechnology course will: (a) provide information on current and future scientific developments; (b) review current regulation of biotechnology and applications as well as; (c) provide exposure to legal, business, and ethical issues generated by biotechnology. The discussion-based class will utilize participation and a student-designed project as learning tools.
BIOC 5970 Student Seminar - Dr Karla Rodgers
- Tuesdays at noon in BRC 109
BIOC 6960 Research Project - mentors
BIOC 6980 Dissertation Research - mentors