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Our Graduate Program

The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BCMB) Department represents a cross-disciplinary research environment filled with professionals who are enthusiastic and passionate about scientific discovery.

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Welcome to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia. The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Program (BMB) is a multi-disciplinary, research-intensive, academic unit of the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Georgia. We have over 60 affiliated members (faculty, emeritus, adjunct, research scientists) who are leading innovative research in a number of cutting edge disciplines.

Our research mission is to generate new knowledge and original concepts related to solving modern scientific problems. We maintain internationally recognized and well-funded research programs in the areas of bioinformatics, biophysical method development, enzymology, epigenetics, extremophiles, glycobiology, infectious disease, molecular medicine, plant biology, RNA biology, and structural biology, among many others.

Our academic mission is to foster development of independent learning, thinking, and communication skills by our students and to instill in them and support an enthusiasm to achieve. Original research is fully integrated into both the graduate and undergraduate curricula, which prepare students, depending on their earned degrees, for positions in academia, biotechnology, education, government labs, industry, professional school, post-doctoral training and others.

BCMB 3100 Resource Page

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Latest News

Yeongseo Son, an undergraduate student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, received an AAI Young Scholar award from the American Association of Immunologists.
Dr. Jinglian Tao, a postdoc in Dr. Natalia Ivanova's lab, has been awarded a 2024 American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Regents’ Professor Michael Terns is a biologist working to unlock secrets behind CRISPR, a family of DNA sequences found in single-cell organisms. This particular work sheds light on genetic immune systems and could have implications for CRISPR genetic technologies.

Upcoming BMB Seminars and Mini-Symposia


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Georgia Center, Master's Hall
Fikri Avci, PhD, (Emory University)

CCRC Auditorium, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center


CCRC Auditorium, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

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Our Graduate Program

Our research faculty and resources create a robust mentoring and training program for approximately 100 graduate students. A BCMB graduate student will also find opportunities in our many affiliated research institutes, centers and alliances, including the Bioenergy Institute, Center for Complex Carbohydrate Research (CCRC), Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM), the UGA Cancer Center, the Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD), Developmental Biology Alliance, and Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI).

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Graduate Research Associate, Terns Lab