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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics is one of the five basic science departments at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. It was formed in 2003 from the merger of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Molecular Genetics. The department has a broad array of research programs that facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations.

Graduate Programs at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Heading link

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The department participates in a joint MD/PhD program and a variety of PhD programs that cover an exciting range of specialties. Students have opportunities to work interdisciplinarity with people from departments across the college and university. Please note that application requirements and prerequisites are not managed by this department.

To learn more about applying, visit the GEMS, Biomedical Engineering, BioinformaticsChemistry and Medical Scientist Training Program websites.

Research Opportunities Heading link

Our Department is home to a broad array of research programs which facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations. There are numerous labs and professors seeking students to rotate. From tissue regeneration to functions of protein molecules, there are countless research topics to focus on.

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News and Seminars Heading link

May 23 2024

“Systems approaches for understanding cellular phenotypic transitions” by Dr. Tian Hong (The University of Tennessee)

Thursday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Irwin Auditorium (CMWT 227)
May 28 2024

“Developing multi-modal platforms for next-generation precision medicine” by Dr. Xiling Shen (Stanford University)

Tuesday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Herman Auditorium