The Graduate School
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Biochemistry, Structural, and Stem Cell Biology (BSSB) is a theme within Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS), an umbrella program of eight PhD themes. The advantage of joining is that students have access to all 350+ faculty within GBS as well as courses from every theme, allowing for an interdisciplinary academic and research experience.
BSSB trains students to design and execute experiments to answer mechanistic questions in a broad range of disciplines including stem cell biology, epigenetics, metabolism and gene regulation. Students of BSSB faculty publish papers in the highest quality, peer-reviewed journals and successfully compete for postdoctoral positions at other premier academic institutions and companies around the world. One focus of the program will be to translate the understanding of basic mechanisms into clinical applications. The close interactions of basic and clinical scientists in the program and throughout the UAB Medical Center provide unique opportunities to develop new therapies for inherited and acquired human disorders.
While in the program, students are provided an annual stipend of $29,000, paid tuition and fees, and single-coverage health insurance.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 0-999