Program Overview

About the Program

The Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB) Graduate Group comprises students and faculty who share an interest in studying fundamental biological problems at the organismal, cellular and molecular levels. Experimental approaches used to address these problems range from the atomic and ultra-structural levels to model organisms that include yeast to mammals. Research in the group reflects traditional disciplinary strengths in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell and developmental biology, as well as interdisciplinary approaches that combine biology, genetics, chemistry, physics, engineering, math and/or computational approaches.

Admission into the BMCDB Graduate Group provides access to more than 160 faculty in over 38 different departments in both basic and applied sciences.

Research and instruction are offered through a variety of departments, which span the Colleges of Biological Sciences, Letters and Sciences, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Engineering and the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. UC Davis is unique in the diversity of biological sciences found on a single campus. The BMCDB program has strong ties with biotechnology companies, and numerous opportunities in private industry are available in proximity to the campus.

This program only accepts applications for the Ph.D program. 

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