Areas of Research

Students have the opportunity to select from a variety of research projects in different areas for their dissertation research.

Faculty with primary appointments in Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics (link to faculty site) study

  • cancer chemotherapeutics
  • protein modifications and function
    • methylation, lipid peroxidation
  • ribosome biogenesis
  • carbohydrate metabolism
  • gene regulation mechanisms
    • environmental, developmental, aging, and hormonal regulatory mechanisms
  • genetic susceptibility to breast cancer
  • oncogenesis and tumor suppression
  • miRNA regulation and function

Faculty from clinical departments who have associate appointments with BMG also actively train our students.

Bhatangar, Aruni
Center for Obesity and Diabetes
Cave, Matt
Liver Disease
Chesney, Jason
Cancer center
Hill, Brad
Center for Obesity and Diabetes
Jones, Steve
Powell, David

Selecting a Research Mentor and Lab

Each year faculty will present Research Interests of Faculty (RIFs- link to booklet) for incoming Ph.D. students.

It is the student’s responsibility to talk with faculty to arrange for laboratory research rotations. Students are required to complete 2 rotations; the first rotation begins in October and the second rotation begins in January. Each rotation is 6 weeks and 120 hours. A third lab rotation can be requested and completed in the Spring semester. The expectation is the student will be in a laboratory by the end of Spring semester of the first year in the program and no later than July 1st.