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Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Graduate Program

The Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Graduate Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston offers intellectual training to help you explore new concepts in biology, develop novel therapeutic strategies and push the limits of modern biological technologies. Our curriculum provides training in cutting edge technology, critical thinking, and verbal and written communication skills, preparing graduates to be fully competitive for positions within various career paths.

We currently have 36 students pursuing doctoral degrees in our program and >70 graduate faculty members. Research projects in our program are diverse and address a variety of biomedical problems, including aging, cancer, infectious disease, toxicology, trauma, and wound healing. Multi-disciplinary approaches combine research tools from biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, systems and structural biology, and our laboratories are equipped with some of the most modern instrumentation in these fields. Please explore our website for more information about our research programs, curriculum, and active student life in the BCMB graduate program.

Applications to BCMB program can be submitted using the link below.

https://www.utmb.edu/enrollmentservices/resources/admissions/graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences-application-info.

The BCMB program offers 3 tracks: Structural Biology and Biophysics (SBB), Cell Biology Track, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Track.

Structural Biology and Biophysics (SBB): SBB applies principles of physics, chemistry, and mathematics to cutting edge problems in biomedicine. It offers bioinformatics, computational biology, Cryo-EM, NMR and X- ray crystallography training. More information can be found using this link. Structural Biology and Biophysics (SBB)

Cell Biology Track: This track offers projects which focus on molecular, cellular, and whole-animal systems related to human diseases, development and aging. It also offers training in single cell and single molecule imaging using state of the art microscopes. More information can be found using this link https://www.utmb.edu/ncba/graduate-programs/cell-biology-program/about-the-program

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Track: This track covers a wide range of disciplines from RNA biology, DNA repair, molecular virology, proteomics, cancer, heart diseases and drug development. More information can be found using this link. https://www.utmb.edu/bmb/graduate-program/current/current-students-info

Dr. Martinez

Dr. N. Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez, PhD
Director, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
University of Texas Medical Branch
Phone: (409) 772-3228
nmmartin@utmb.edu

Program Coordinator: Carmen Duplan
Phone: (409) 772-2769

Students