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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology PhD Program at LSU Health Shreveport

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate Program at LSU Health Shreveport
Our Ph.D. program emphasizes research training to prepare the student for a challenging scientific career, directing original independent research activities. During the first two years, students take courses in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Methods, Statistics, Protein Structure, and Scientific Writing. Advanced electives include courses in cell signaling, transcriptional control, post-transcriptional control, classical and molecular genetics, and bioinformatics. In addition to coursework, students rotate through three different laboratories in their first year, after which they select a faculty mentor for their Ph.D. research. Students have a wide selection of research areas to choose from, including gene expression, signal transduction, cancer biology, neurobiology, and synthetic biology. Interactions and collaborations among faculty members in all departments within the Medical School and area universities are encouraged. 

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