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Department of

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology

  • UC home for microbiology
  • Cutting edge research
  • First-rate biomedical training

Welcome to Molgen! 

Welcome to the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center. Please take a few moments to browse through the site and learn about our department, our research, and our graduate programs.

The department is part of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine and currently comprises 18 primary faculty members and 23 affiliate faculty members with interests ranging from cardiovascular biology to microbiology/immunology and from cancer genetics to structural biology. In addition to our traditional Molecular Genetics Program we are now collaborating with the Division of Human Genetics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital to offer an exciting new Human Genetics Program. 

If you are contemplating a biomedical research career in the academic, educational, federal or commercial worlds, choosing the proper graduate program for your training is one of the most important decisions you will make. Click here for more information regarding the admission process.

Not only are you selecting the location for the final stage in your formal education, you are also choosing a home for the next several years.

With the future of medicine and medical practice firmly rooted in recent advances in biochemical and genetic technologies, the graduate program in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is ideally placed to provide you with the challenge, intellectual excitement and high-level training necessary to jump-start your career in molecular biology and medicine.

Upcoming Molgen Seminar

Thursday September 21 12:00 PM in MSB 3351. Ralf Leonhardt, PhD, Yale University. "Mechanism of Melanosomal Amyloid Formation: Role of the PMEL N-terminus in Regulated Assembly of Fibrils"

Recent Molgen News

7/1/2017 The Department of Molecular Genetics is accepting applications for faculty positions at all levels. Please see the job advertisement for more information.

6/20/2017: Recent Thompson/Davidson lab paper featured on JBC website. Please visit JBC online for more information about this topic.

6/16/2017: Professor Ed Choi won the 2017 UC Golden Apple award for excellence in medical school teaching. The award is voted upon by the first year medical students. Way to go Ed!!

5/31/2017: Molgen Graduate Student Alex Yarawsky recently won a Travel Award from Beckman Coulter to present his research at the 2017 AUC Meeting in Glasgow, Scotland. Way to go Alex!!

5/18/2017: Former Miller Lab summer student featured in ASPET SURF 25th Anniversary Booklet.

5/5/2017: Congratulations to Dr. Lingrel who will receive the 2017 College of Medicine Research Service Award.

1/18/2017: Congratulations to Drs. Lieberman and Choi for winning the recent College of Medicine Teaching Awards for their work in Fundamentals of Molecular and Cellular Medicine.

8/29/2016: Recent Molgen Graduate Shu-En Wu has latest paper selected as highlighted manuscript in the October issue of Virology. Visit the Virology Highlights Blog to read more about his findings.

8/23/2016: Recent Molgen Graduate Kristof Nolan has work published in Cell Reports. Visit the Cell Reports August Issue to read more about their findings.

8/5/2016: Kovall Lab publishes paper in PLOS Biology and has work featured on the cover of the journal. Visit the PLOS Biology July Issue to read more about their findings. 

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2016 Emerging Entrepreneurial Achievement Award: Dan Hassett, PhD

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