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Department of

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology

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

Welcome to Molgen! 

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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 19 primary faculty members and 21 affiliate faculty members with interests ranging from cardiovascular biology to microbiology/immunology and from cancer biology/regenerative medicine 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. 

For more information about the University of Cincinnati and Graduate School in the Biomedical Sciences please view the following video.



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 Seminars

Tuesday, June 25 12:00 PM in MSB 3351, Emily Kappes and Greg Lerner

Tuesday, July 9 2:00 PM in MSB2351, Loryn Holokai, PhD Dissertation Defense

Friday, July 12 11:00 AM in TBD, Hashim Aljohani, PhD Dissertation Defense

Tuesday, July 16  2:00 PM in MSB 3351, Jason Blackard, PhD UC Internal Medicine


Congratulations to Dr. Jerry Lingrel who is retiring after 57 years at UC. 

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Congratulations to Jason McCoy for his reappointment as a Ryan Fellow!

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Congratulations to Anna Walsworth Coleman who graduated with her Master degree on May 3, 2019.

Anna Coleman   Graduation photo  May 2019


Way to go Demetria Fischesser! Winning the Three Minute Thesis (3MIT) competition at the UC Graduate Expo last week. Title of her presentation was “Recapitulating In Vivo Cardiac Fibroblast Behavior Using a Novel Hydrogel Cell Culture System”.

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