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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

PhD Scholastic Achievement Awards

Doctoral PhD students make key contributions to several dimensions of the mission of the department, including research and discovery.

Attracting the best PhD candidates, from all over the United States and beyond, is a priority for BMB. With the recent recruitment of several junior faculty among our ranks, and exciting new opportunities for careers in public health, we are seeking to grow the BMB PhD graduate training program in the years ahead. The success of our PhD training program is reflected in the existence of two long-standing T32 training programs from the National Institutes of Health, with one focused on reproductive biology and the other on cancer biology.

We typically set out to recruit 8-10 new PhD candidates to BMB each year. In doing so, we compete with other premier graduate training programs throughout the United States to attract outstanding PhD candidates. We have recently set up the PhD Scholastic Awards in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to compete more effectively. 

Each award is in the amount of $1500, and is given to highly sought-after PhD candidates at the time of their accepting our offer to join BMB. At present, three such awards are available, thanks to the generosity of the BMB faculty, and the John Scocca family. These three awards are named after BMB faculty colleagues who, over the years, made significant contributions to the department through their research and especially their teaching and mentorship.

These faculty are:

For more information please contact the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.