Masters Program

Designed to provide students the necessary skills to obtain positions within the private and government research sectors as well as provide the background necessary for entry into competitive Ph.D. or other professional school (MD, DVM, DDS, etc) programs.

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Ph.D. Program

Designed both to provide students with fundamental graduate-level training and to provide flexibility in tailoring a course of studies to fit with a student’s research interests. Students joining the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) are given maximum flexibility to pursue a wide-range of research and curriculum opportunities.

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Distance Education

Distance learning courses are offered to UF students in online degree programs, MS and BS, or non-degree seeking students and are delivered online. These courses can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit and require a non-degree application. Our courses follow a traditional UF semester calendar. Students receive a transcript awarding undergraduate or graduate credit.

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our research

2019 UF Innovator of the year

Mavis Agbandje-McKenna

Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology received this distinguished Innovator of the Year award because of the breadth and depth of her work with AAV (adeno-associated virus) gene therapy and the impact her work has had, and will have, on the global good.


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Recent News

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New Department chair

Dr. Matthew S. Gentry named chair of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Matthew S. Gentry, Ph.D., a prominent brain metabolism scientist who has made seminal discoveries in the realm of brain glycogen and glucose metabolism, was recently named to serve as the next chair of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the UF College of Medicine. Gentry, who will begin his new role at UF on Aug. 22, is currently the Antonio S. Turco Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where he is also director of the Brain & Epilepsy Alliance for Metabolism, or BEAM, Research and the Lafora Epilepsy Cure Initiative Center, a program funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Biomedical sciences program cohort matched with…

As doctoral candidates in the UF College of Medicine’s Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences prepare for careers of scientific research and…

Matthew Merritt, Ph.D. & Mario Chang

Shanan Emmanuel wins the Ruska Award

Shana Emmanuel, a current Ph.D. student in Dr. McKenna’s lab, was awarded the Ruska Award. This prestigious award is given by the Southeastern…

Ruska Award

Research Landscape : Jörg Bungert, Ph.D.

Professor Jörg Bungert, Ph.D., in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology discusses his research on the regulation of human b-globin…

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