Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, PhD
The Graduate Group in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics (BMB) is devoted to the education and training of doctoral students in quantitative, mechanistic and molecular frontiers of biochemistry and biophysics, broadly conceived. The goal is to produce the next generation of scientists, scholars, educators and leaders in biomedical sciences.
To achieve this goal, BMB starts with a strong relationship with the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, combined with a world class, diverse faculty of over 90 members from four institutions, the University of Pennsylvania, the Wistar Institute, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Within the University of Pennsylvania, BMB draws on faculty from the schools of Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Dental Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine.
BMB offers interdisciplinary training based on a rigorous core curriculum, combined with laboratory rotations, independent studies, and candidacy exam preparation that provides immersive training in laboratory and research skills to equip the students for their independent dissertation research.
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|BIOM 6000||Cell Biology|
|BMB 5080||Macromolecular Biophysics: Principles and Methods|
|BMB 5090||Structural and Mechanistic Biochemistry|
|BMB 5100||Data Analysis and Scientific Inference|
|BMB 7050||Candidacy Exam Preparation Course|
|Select four electives|
|BMB 6990||Laboratory Rotation|
|BMB 8990||Pre-Dissertation Research|
|BMB 9950||Dissertation Research|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.
Sample Plan of Study
|Macromolecular Biophysics: Principles and Methods|
|Structural and Mechanistic Biochemistry|
|Data Analysis and Scientific Inference|
|Candidacy Exam Preparation Course|
|Year 3 and Beyond|