Graduate Education in Structural Biology

educationWe’re glad you’re interested in graduate studies in structural biology! 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 regarded and sought after.

Graduate studies in structural biology may be initiated through the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS) program and the UAB Department of Chemistry. The GBS Program is comprised of eight interdisciplinary themes:

  1. Biochemistry, Structural & Stem Cell Biology
  2. Cancer Biology
  3. Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology; Genetics
  4. Genomics & Bioinformatics
  5. Immunology
  6. Microbiology
  7. Neuroscience
  8. Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine

Students often choose the Biochemistry, Structural & Stem Cell Biology theme for structural studies. However, investigators pursuing structural biology have research areas focused in other themes, such as Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Microbiology and Immunogy.

Hopefully, it is clear that you can become a structural biologist if you are accepted to any theme! Have a look at the diverse interests of the program faculty to help you identify interesting projects and the appropriate theme to apply to for graduate studies in structural biology.