About Us

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.

Student Enrollment

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.