We’re glad you’re interested in UAB Biochemistry, Structural and Stem Cell Biology graduate program! Students participating in UAB's world class structural biology program are exposed to a broad array of biophysical techniques used to address challenging biological problems at the atomic/molecular level. Our structural biology Faculty Members are drawn from departments across the entire campus and are a truly interdisciplinary group. They are highly regarded nationally and internationally and their trainees are similarly highly regarded and sought after. A graduate degree in Biochemistry, Structural and Stem Cell Biology can be found in the UAB the Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS) program that comprises eight interdisciplinary themes: Biochemistry, Structural & Stem Cell Biology; Cancer Biology; Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology; Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics; Immunology; Microbiology; Neuroscience; and Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine.


Students enrolled in the structural biology program can participate in a range of biochemistry structural and stem cell biology courses in addition to those available via the general GBS curriculum. Structural biology laboratories located at the Center for Structural Biology, the High-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility and the Cryo Electron Microscopy Facility provide state-of-the-art equipment including high brilliance in-house X-ray generators, high-throughput nano-crystallization systems, calorimetry systems (Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Isothermal titration Calorimetry), ultra-high resolution NMR instrumentation, large computer clusters that support macromolecular modeling and in silico drug discovery, electron microscopes for high resolution cryo-electron microscopy and tomography, and each of the major mass spectrometry technologies to support most types of structural biology-related projects.

Biochemistry, Structural Biology and Stem Cell Biology (BSSB) Program

BSSB Curriculum Training Plan

Admissions Information


* If you are seeking information on the Department of Chemistry http://www.uab.edu/cas/chemistry/ 

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