Biochemistry & Structural Biology
|Theme Director||Thomas Ryan, Ph.D.|
|Theme Co-Director||Chad Petit, Ph.D.|
Biochemistry & Structural Biology (BSB) is one of eight interdisciplinary PhD themes within Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS). Students select a theme upon application but have access to faculty and courses from across GBS, allowing for flexibility in both research and academics.
BSB provides training opportunities in a multitude of contemporary areas of basic and translational research. Our goal is to prepare our students for independent research careers in academic research institutions and industry. Our students have access to a large pool of mentors from across UAB with expertise in varied research areas, specializing in:
- Understanding the chemistry of life (biochemistry),
- A mechanistic understanding of life at the molecular level (structural biology), and
- The study of self-renewal, differentiation, and regeneration of cells (stem cell biology).
Prospective students should visit the GBS Admissions page for information on admissions requirements, application deadlines, and how to apply.
All students accepted into GBS programs receive a competitive annual stipend and fully paid tuition and fees. Single coverage health insurance is also provided at no cost to the student. Please reference the GBS Financial Support page for further information.
|Lab Rotation 1|
|Lab Rotation 2|
|Lab Rotation 3|
|Core Concepts in Research: Critical Thinking & Error Analysis|
|Basic Biochemistry and Metabolism|
|Basic Genetics and Molecular Biology|
|Basic Biological Organization|
|Module Courses 1||8|
|Theme Required Courses||8|
|GBS Student Theme Meeting Course 2|
|GBS Required Courses||49|
|Principles of Scientific Integrity|
Grant-Writing/Scientific Communication 3
Journal Clubs 5
Three Advanced Courses 6
The faculty listing for the Biochemistry and Structural Biology theme is located here.
For further information, please reference the GBS website.