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)
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.
Committee Meeting Form
The form linked below (updated in 2021) should be used for all committee meetings (annual, oral qualifying exam, dissertation defense).
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.
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):
- Early Publication Award
- Robert L. Lester Award for Most Outstanding Senior Graduate Student
- Max Steckler Fellowship
Additional fellowships are available through the graduate school.