In its essence, life is a tremendously complex and elegant series of chemical reactions that are amazingly well orchestrated in cells. No matter which process you consider, the chemistry of life is amazing. If you are interested in defining the molecular principles that influence key steps in cell biology or disease progress, please consider continuing your education in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at UAB.

Success in research requires broad knowledge of diverse scientific areas. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics participates in the large, interdisciplinary Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS) doctoral training program. Within that training program, there are eight training themes, covering all areas of modern biomedical research. Students who enroll in GBS select their area of specialty and gain full access to the educational and mentoring opportunities provided by biochemistry faculty.