Graduate Studies

PhD in Medicinal Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a unique PhD degree program in Medicinal Biochemistry. Students in the program take coursework and participate in mentored research to develop a fundamental understanding of the biochemical principles that direct the discovery, design and development of new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Several areas of research emphasis are open to students in the program, including Bioanalytical, Biophysical, Synthetic Organic, and Natural Products and Integrative Medicine. In addition, opportunities to take part in Internships with local companies are available as part of the training.  If you’re wondering what you could do with a PhD in Medicinal Biochemistry, check out these stories from some of our recent graduates. For more information about the Medicinal Biochemistry program, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact individual faculty members about research opportunities.

For general questions about the Medicinal Biochemistry PhD program, please contact:

Dr. Norman Chiu, Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D. Program)
Voice: 336-334-3126

The video below also provides more details about our program.