Biochemistry & Cell Biology

The Biochemistry & Cell Biology graduate program faculty members are committed to training and mentoring graduate students to reach their full potential as scientists. We seek to facilitate students' progression towards fulfilling and exciting careers in academia, industry, or government, and to develop their skills as future leaders in science and society. Our program builds a strong foundation in modern biochemistry and cell biology, coupled with the development of critical thought and independence, to ensure competitive preparartion for a future research career.  

For more information, please visit the Biochemistry and Cell Biology website. Download the graduate program handbook for a more detailed overview of the program requirements.

Areas of Research

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics & Structural Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Signal Transduction
  • Neurobiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Signal Transduction
  • Synthetic, Systems Biology and Physical Biology

Degrees Offered:


*Although the department offers an MA degree in biochemistry and cell biology, the program is designed for students who wish to pursue the Ph.D. degree.

Biochemistry & Cell Biology Contact Information

Professor Bonnie Bartel, Director of BCB Graduate Studies 
W 300D George R. Brown Hall
Phone: 713-348-4230
Fax: 713-348-5154