The Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers talented students an unparalleled opportunity to pursue research-intensive Ph.D. training in a collegial environment that encompasses an uncommon diversity of biomedical topics.
Our faculty members form a close-knit community of interactive investigators with links to a dozen other departments and programs at Baylor College of Medicine. Through work in a wide array of research areas, faculty provide students with a range of scientific perspectives, a variety of educational experiences, and a multiplicity of cutting-edge research tools.
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has about 50 graduate students and admits seven to ten students each year. The overall graduate student enrollment in the college amounts to about 600 with about an equal number of postdoctoral fellows. There are no restrictions on the basis of sex, age, race, or nationality.
- Departmental Seminars: Distinguished scientists from around the world present their research and meet informally with students over lunch and after the seminar.
- The BMB Research Conference: Members of BMB attend an Annual Research Conference, which is organized by the students. Faculty and students present talks and posters, with prizes for students with the best presentations.
- The McLean Lectures: The McLean Lectures is an annual lectures series that hosts top level scientists from around world present their innovative research that has received awards such as the Nobel Prize.