College of Medicine

Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry - Graduate

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Dr. Trevor Creamer

Director of Graduate Studies

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

UK Medical Center MN 150

(859) 323-5261

The graduate program in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry is able to accommodate students with diverse backgrounds and wide ranges of interests. Students with undergraduate degrees in the biological, biochemical, or physical sciences who have a strong desire to pursue a research career in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and structural biology are encouraged to apply. Academic preparation in calculus, physics, biology, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry is recommended. For students with demonstrated abilities, course deficiencies can be corrected after enrollment. Evaluation of prospective students will be based on academic record, letters of recommendation, GRE scores (verbal and quantitative), and the applicant's statement of personal goals.

Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate study in biochemistry is designed to prepare candidates for research careers in academics, industry, and government laboratories. Admission to the graduate program is competitive and is based upon academic background, professional recommendations, performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), experience and, when possible, personal interviews. Students should have completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, or pharmacy. It is recommended that students have completed undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, physical chemistry, calculus, physics and biological sciences. 

Application Requirements for Ph.D. Program

Students are  first admitted to the Integrated Biomedical Sciences curriculum, an undifferentiated first-year core curriculum that serves as the entry point for six doctoral programs housed in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Fall Application Deadline: March 15 

  • CV - Indicating any academic honors, publications, research experience and relevant work experience (since graduation--for those who have previously graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program). 
  • Personal Statement - Indicate your research interest and goals for doctoral study and beyond.
  • GRE 
  • Three letters of recommendation

 


Admission Officer Contact Information

Vivian Bowling

201A Gillis Building
859-257-4619
vivian.bowling@uky.edu


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Dr. Trevor Creamer

Director of Graduate Studies

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

UK Medical Center MN 150

(859) 323-5261

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