Wake Forest University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


1834 Wake Forest Road

Reynolda Hall

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences offers a Graduate Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in conjunction with the Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry.

Research Areas

The research interests of the faculty are focused in four inter-related areas that address fundamentally important biological questions:

  • Signal transduction in cancer and inflammation
  • Nucleic acid metabolism in cancer and inflammation
  • Redox biology
  • Metabolic diseases such as diabetes and atherosclerosis

This graduate program features research and training in four key technologies that form the core of modern Biochemistry:

  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Proteomics/Metabolomics

Application to this PhD program is made through the Molecular and Cellular Bioscience Track. This unique track allows students to enter graduate school with the freedom and flexibility to explore several programs before committing to a specific research topic. A range of mentors can be selected whose research spans basic and translational fields of cutting-edge molecular and cellular biology.


Wake Forest University is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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