University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Graduate School

Biochemistry, Structural, and Stem Cell Biology

Address:

1720 2nd Avenue South

SHEL 120G

Birmingham, AL 35294

United States

Phone:

1-205-934-6150

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Biochemistry, Structural, and Stem Cell Biology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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. 

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Accreditation

International Student Requirements:

• TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score no more than two years old.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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