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Biochemistry and Cell Biology

The Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BCB) Graduate Program is a rigorous, interdisciplinary program that focuses on understanding fundamental biological, biochemical and molecular underpinnings of normal cellular and organ function, and how these mechanisms affect normal and abnormal (disease) biological function.

The Biochemistry and Cell Biology Program

Doctorate and Masters students have the opportunity to work in any one of more than 100 faculty labs across MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School, and the program welcomes students whose interests overlap with the program even if their mentor is not a program faculty. Faculty interests are a microcosm of those in GSBS and represent a broad array of disciplines including biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, animal physiology, cell biology, cancer biology, neurobiology, biophysics, and computational biology and molecular modeling applied to numerous disease states and model organisms as well as translational research in humans.

Our diverse group of current students loves the student-focused, interactive faculty and community feel of the program that incorporates rigorous coursework, multidisciplinary laboratory training, and development of practical skills such as grant writing and presentation skills. BCB students are highly competitive for national and local fellowships and awards, as reflected by their outstanding publication records. BCB students also enjoy leadership opportunities including hosting external seminars by local and national researchers, research workshops, and student-run social activities. Our dedicated faculty provide an exceptional training and mentoring environment that propels BCB students to innovation in research and effectively prepares them for their next career step.

Biochemistry and Cell Biology Student Council and Awards

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Congratulations to our BCB faculty, Ghislan Breton, PhD for being nominated and voted by the students of our program for the 2021 Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence in mentoring.
McGovern Medical School
Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology

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Dr. Harry Karmouty-Quintana
Program Director

Dr. Kristin Eckel-Mahan
Program Co-Director

Amanda Williamson
Program Manager