The Graduate Studies in Chemistry and Biology at the University of Minnesota is multidisciplinary, including faculty from Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. Students perform cutting edge research at the interface of Chemistry and Biology.
Faculty from the graduate programs in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics (BMBB), Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry participate in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Chemistry and Biology to foster a cross-disciplinary approach to their graduate students’ research projects. The rapid pace of scientific discovery and the development of new
technologies offer students an unparalleled freedom to engage in interdisciplinary research. To empower graduate students with multifaceted approaches to their research, three exceptionally strong graduate programs have been bridged to provide advanced training that will lead to a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, Chemistry, or
Medicinal Chemistry. Students will be able to explore the offerings of all three programs through three laboratory rotations during the first academic year. The rotations will enable students to find the best fit laboratory as they are provided with a unique interdisciplinary training in Chemistry and Biology. Moreover, students can choose dual advisors spanning the integrated departments.