Two different Graduate Programs maintain success in the biochemistry department.
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Core Research Areas
- Structural and Chemical Basis of Protein Function
- Redox Biology
- Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
- Plant and Microbial Biochemistry
- Computational and Systems Biology
- Plant Science Innovation
Additional Areas of Research
- Molecular Rationales for Obesity
- Molecular Genetics
- Lipid metabolism
- Proteomics / Mass Spectrometry
- RNA Biology
- Central Metabolism, Metabolic Modeling
- Organellar biology
- Copper homeostasis
- Biochemistry Education Research
Degrees and Programs
Application Deadline is December 1st. Apply early for prestigious University Fellowships
- B.S., B.A. or equivalent in biochemistry or a related field
- Application form
- Academic Transcript (requirements)
- $50 application fee
- Personal Statement: Your statement should include your research interests, your long-term goals, how graduate study in Biochemistry at Nebraska will help you achieve your goals, and any additional information you think will help in evaluating your application. If applying to the Molecular Mechanisms of Disease specialization, indicate your interest in this training program and specify which biomedical focus area of MMOD is of greatest interest to you.
- This program has no GRE requirement
International Applicant Requirements:
Application Completion (CollegeNet)
After finishing the web form linked above, you will be emailed an invitation to complete your application on our CollegeNET system. You will need:
- Curriculum vitae (C.V.), upload in supporting files.
- Personal Statement +text, upload in supporting files.
- Areas of interest, choose at least 1
- Official Transcript
2024 campus visit weekend is February 8th - February 10th. Deadline for acceptance of an offer is April 15.
After AdmissionAs of August 2024, all Ph.D. students are provided a $32,000 stipend from research or teaching assistantships
All admitted first-year students complete two lab rotations. Each lab rotation is 8 weeks-long and a third is optional prior to lab placement.