Biochemical Mechanisms in Medicine

A discipline of Ph.D. in Integrated Biomedical Sciences

The Biochemical Mechanisms in Medicine discipline seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying life processes and disease states at levels ranging from the atomic structure of proteins to the signaling networks that organize cellular behavior, and to use this understanding to develop novel therapeutics.  

Important Dates

Priority Application Deadline
Final Application Date

Contact us

For information on the Biochemical Mechanisms in Medicine Discipline, please contact:
David Libich, Ph.D., Biomechanical Mechanisms in Medicine Discipline Director
Diane Galvan, Biochemical Mechanisms in Medicine Discipline Coordinator
For information on the IBMS Ph.D Program, please contact:
Michael Berton, Ph.D., IBMS Program Director
Donna Navarro, MS, IBMS Assistant Director


  • Bachelor's degree or a Master's degree and relevant advance coursework
  • GPA no lower than 3.0
  • Submit transcripts to Office of the Registrar

Tuition and fees

Students receive a stipend of $35,000. Tuition, fees, and basic student health insurance are covered by the program.


The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is proud to partner with the Texas Higher Education Board in helping students develop and build on skills employers value and seek out in job candidates.

Career Paths and Marketable Skills

Crystal Archer, Class of 2017

I chose to focus on biophysics & biochemistry in order to complement my current skill set so I can study biomedical problems in a deep and comprehensive manner.

Crystal Archer, Class of 2017