May 20, 2024  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology

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Cynthia B. Peterson, Head

Bruce, B., PhD - California (Berkeley)
Ganguly, R., PhD - Nebraska
Howell, E., PhD - Lehigh
Joy, D. (Distinguished Scientist), DPhil - Oxford (UK)
Koontz, J., PhD - Kentucky
McKee, B., PhD - Michigan State
Millhorn, D., PhD - Ohio State
Mullin, B., PhD - North Carolina State
Peterson, C., PhD - Louisiana State
Roberts, D., PhD - California (Davis)
Serpersu, E., PhD - Hacettepe (Turkey)
Smith, J., PhD - London (UK)
von Arnim, A., PhD - East Anglia (UK)
Associate Professors
Alexandre, G., PhD - Claude Bernard Lyon (France)
Fernandez, E., PhD - Loyola
Guo, H., PhD - Harvard
Hall, J., PhD - Illinois
Jain, N., PhD - Brandeis
Nebenführ, A., PhD - Oregon State
Park, J., PhD - Texas A&M
Prosser, R., PhD - Illinois
Assistant Professors
Baudry, J., PhD - Pierre and Marie Curie (France)
Binder, B., PhD - Wisconsin
Goodchild, R., PhD - Newcastle (UK)
Kitazono, A., PhD - Nagasaki (Japan)
Labrador, M., PhD - Madrid (Spain)
Shen, T., PhD - California (San Diego)
Shpak, E., PhD - Ohio
Venkatachalam, S., PhD - Ohio State
Adjunct and Research Faculty
Agarwal, P., PhD - Penn State
Allison, D., PhD - Tennessee
Biggerstaff, J., PhD - Brunel (UK)
Dockendorff, T., PhD - Tennessee
Mazur, P., PhD - Harvard
O’Neill, H., PhD - Dublin (Ireland)
Wang, Y., MD - Harbin Medical (China)
Wimalasena, J., PhD - Colorado Medical


Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology  


Applicants for graduate study are expected to have a background equivalent to that required of undergraduate majors in this department. This includes a knowledge of the basic principles of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and physiology. Requirements for admission are

  • One year of general biology or the equivalent.
  • A minimum of 8 hours of approved biology courses beyond the introductory level and including the subject areas of genetics, cell biology and physiology.
  • Two years of chemistry including one year of general chemistry and one year of introductory organic chemistry with laboratory.
  • At least one semester of biochemistry.
  • One year of calculus.
  • One year of physics.
  • Graduate Record Examination scores.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0.

Otherwise superior students, deficient in one or more of the above requirements, may be admitted at the discretion of the department’s Graduate Admissions Committee.

Intercollegiate/Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science
The Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology participates in the intercollegiate/interdisciplinary graduate minor in computational science (IGMCS) program. Any student pursuing a masters or PhD with a major in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology can receive a minor in computational science by completing the appropriate IGMCS requirements. For additional information, see the description of the IGMCS listed under Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science or visit the IGMCS website at The Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology also contributes courses to the IGMCS program curriculum.

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