The BioSciences graduate program faculty members are committed to training and mentoring graduate students to reach their full potential as scientists. Our faculty participate in one or more of three separate graduate programs, the Biochemistry and Cell Biology program, the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program, and the Systems, Synthetic and Physical Biology program. We seek to facilitate students' progression towards fulfilling and exciting careers in academia, industry, or government, and to develop their skills as future leaders in science and society. Our program builds a strong foundation in the chosen area, coupled with the development of critical thought and independence, to ensure competitive preparartion for a future research career.  

For more information, please visit the BioSciences website.

Areas of Research

  • Animal Behavior
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics & Structural Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Signal Transduction
  • Neurobiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Signal Transduction
  • Synthetic and Physical Biology

Degrees Offered:


*Although students are not normally admitted to a Master of Science (MS) degree program, graduate students may earn the MS as they work towards the PhD.

Biochemistry & Cell Biology Contact Information

Professor Bonnie Bartel, Director of BCB Graduate Studies 
W 300D George R. Brown Hall
Phone: 713-348-4230
Fax: 713-348-5154