University of Rochester

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


The Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Wilson Blvd

Rochester, NY 14642

United States



Program Information

Degree Offered:

Ph.D. - Biochemistry

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This program is designed for students interested in obtaining a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. The program offers in-depth coursework and diverse research opportunities that focus on understanding the biochemical mechanisms of life’s critical molecular processes. World-class research in our laboratories exposes students to a variety of the latest methods for sophisticated biochemical analysis, including mass spectrometry, crystallography, microcalorimetry, surface plasmon resonance, microarrays, fluorescence activated cell sorting, light scattering, and spectroscopic methods (including fluorescence lifetime and energy transfer measurements), as well as modern methods for cell culture, protein purification, genetic analysis, and reconstitution of biochemical complexes and reactions.


The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the New York State Board of Regents, the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999