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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. Our Ph.D. training program is research intensive with over 32 research active faculty and ~70 PhD students. Our faculty generates in excess of $30 million/year in research funds from federal agencies (NIH, NSF, DOE, and USDA), private organizations (American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and statewide initiatives (Georgia Research Alliance, Georgia Cancer Coalition).

Faculty in the lab
(L-R) Graduate student Osman Sheikh interacts with professor Lance Wells at a mass spectrometer in Wells’ laboratory.


As researchers and educators, we have a passion for investigating and explaining the mysteries of life from biochemical, molecular and structural perspectives. That is, we thrive on digging down to the basic molecules of life – metabolites, lipids, chromosomes, RNAs, proteins, the myriad modifications of proteins, etc. – to understand the inner workings of integrated processes like cell differentiation, proliferation, motility, death, and the signaling pathways that mediate them.

Program Information

Graduate Degree Programs

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB) offers a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, but M.S. applicants are not accepted into the program. Click the link above for detailed information on how to apply.

Prospective Students

Prospective students can learn more about our graduate program here

Current Students

Find information you need if you are currently enrolled in our graduate program

How to Apply

Find application procedures for the PhD program

Graduate Courses & Course Schedules

See all course descriptions and up to date course schedules

Graduate Student Forms

All the forms you will need in graduate school

Graduate Student Handbook

The handbook outlines current complete degree requirements for a graduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UGA.

Ph.D. students recruited to the BCMB graduate program receive a guaranteed annual stipend of no less than $32,000.

Training Fellowship Opportunities

Explore the Biochemistry and Molecular Graduate Training Program

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