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.
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.