Department Information

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The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology has 36 primary faculty and approximately 91 scientific and clerical staff. These individuals work on a broad range of scientific arease spannning fundamental principles of biology, biochemistry and biophysics to applied solutions to medically important problems. Among the disciplinary strengths of the department are computational and structural biology, molecular virology, DNA replication and repair, and RNA biology. The department benefits from a large cadre of secondary faculty, which enhance the intellectual life of the department and from a very close relationship with the Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics.

The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate Program is designed to prepare students for careers investigating the molecular nature of biomedical phenomena and translating that knowledge to improve human health. Our curriculum provides training in cutting edge technology, critical thinking, and verbal and written communication skills, preparing graduates to be fully competitive for positions in various career paths.

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Office of the Chair

Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
108 Basic Science Building
301 University Boulevard Galveston, TX 77555-0645 USA
T 409-772-2271
F 409-772-5159

Basic Sciences 1 Administrative Support Group

Norma Hernandez, Interim Administrator

BMB Graduate Program Contact Info

James C. Lee, Ph.D.
Program Director
Director, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate Program
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1068
Telephone: (409) 772-2281

BMB Graphel


Alphabetical listing of our faculty.

Graduate Program

Admissions information and applications for prospective students; resources for current students; and curriculum information are here.

News & Events

Monthly Newsletters, Annual Symposia and Current Events