University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Graduate School

Biochemistry, Structural & Stem Cell Biology


1720 2nd Avenue South


Birmingham, AL 35294

United States



Program Information

Degree Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Biochemistry, Structural and Stem Cell Biology (BSSB) program 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. Now accepting applications for Fall 2015.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Accreditation

International Student Requirements:

International students must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) earned within the last two years. Applicants with scores of: 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) or higher will be considered. If your undergraduate education was taught in English, please notify us and we can discuss waiving the TOEFL. The language of instruction must be noted on your transcript or another official document from the institution, however. The GRE and TOEFL Institutional Code for UAB is 1856.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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