Graduate Students in BCH in AY2023-24
Students Graduated in 2023
Graduate Student Authorships in 2023

Below are resources for current department of molecular and cellular biochemistry (BCH) graduate students

Students wishing to join the BCH program should apply to the integrated biomedical sciences program. Please contact that program with any questions regarding applying.

Policies and Procedures for BCH Graduate Students

Guidelines, policies, and procedures for our graduate students are described in the following document. All graduate students in the Department are expected to be familiar with these.

Policies and Procedures (for students who entered the program prior to June 2023)

Policies and Procedures (updated June 2023 and February 2024)

All new graduate students are expected to read the AAMC compact document below. They should discuss this with their mentor. and both the student and mentor should agree to abide by it.

AAMC Compact

Committee Meeting Form

The form linked below (updated in 2021) should be used for all committee meetings (annual, oral qualifying exam, dissertation defense).

Committee Meeting Form

Dissertation Approval Form

It is department policy that a student's dissertation be delivered to their committee no later than three weeks in advance of the defense. The majority of the committee (not including the outside examiner) must agree the dissertation is defensible. The form linked below should be completed by the committee and sent to the DGS no less than two weeks in advance of the scheduled defense.

Dissertation Approval Form

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our department greatly values diversity of all kinds and strives to create an environment that is welcoming for all. For more on our commitment to this, see our diversity and inclusion page.

Biomedical Graduate Student Organization

The Biomedical Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) was founded in the spring of 2016 as a way to enhance the careers of biomedical scientists in training by offering opportunities for networking, social interactions, professional development, and community outreach. The BGSO aims to bring students from across the biomedical disciplines together, fostering lasting friendships and collaborations. All BCH graduate students are encouraged to get involved with the BGSO!



The department has the following awards available to its graduate students (click on the name to download a pdf with a description):

Additional fellowships are available through the graduate school.

Other Useful Stuff

DGS Corner

An occasional professional development blog with entries on useful books and tools.


UCSF Office of Career and Professional Development

Has links and readings on career paths outside of academia.


Director of Graduate Studies

Trevor P. Creamer, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies