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BMMB Graduate Program
Interdisciplinary and Flexible Training

Earn a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (BMMB) researching alongside 53 faculty and more than 55 graduate students in areas from the structures of biological molecules and their mechanisms to the development of multicellular organisms.

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Meet Jacob Potter

Jacob's research focuses on the study of bacteria,
specifically a group of proteins referred to as
Globin Coupled Sensors (GCS).
 

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Meet Dhwani Patel

Dhwani's future research plans to discover cytokine or chemokine encoding genes regulated by AHR. She believes she can discover one of the molecular mechanisms involved in metastasis of Head & Neck squamous cell carcinoma.

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Meet Molly Rathbun

Molly's research focuses on the evolution of Herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1.  In collaboration with Dr. Christine Johnston at the University of Washington, Molly is sampling virus from patients throughout the course of their infection.

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BMMB Graduate Program

BMMB students make scientific contributions under the mentorship of vibrant and diverse faculty whose research expertise provides students with an engaging collaborative and interdisciplinary experience.

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