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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 16 primary faculty members with interests ranging from cardiovascular biology to microbiology/immunology and from cancer biology/regenerative medicine to structural biology. The Department of Molecular Genetics is also the home Department for the University of Cincinnati's Graduate Program in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology.

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


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If you are contemplating a biomedical research career in the academic, educational, federal or commercial worlds, please consider the Graduate Programs in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology for your formal training. Our Graduate Programs consist of 30 faculty in the Molecular Genetics Track and 18 in the Human Genetics Track that are currently training our next generation of scientists. 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, Sept. 3  12:00 PM in MSB 3351, Y. James Kang, DVM, PhD, Memphis Institute of Regenerative Medicine

Tuesday, Sept. 10  12:00 PM in MSB 3351, Summit Bandekar, PhD, University of Michigan

Tuesday, Sept. 17  12:00 PM in MSB 3351, Shaun Olsen, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina

Tuesday, Sept. 24  12:00 PM in MSB 3351, Teresita Padilla-Benavides, PhD, Univ Massachusetts Medical School

Thursday, Sept. 26  12:00 PM in MSB 3351, James Daley, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

Tuesday, Oct. 1  12:00 PM in MSB 3351, Kaixiang Cao, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Thursday, Oct. 3  12:00 PM in MSB 3351, Michael Kemp, Wright State University

Tuesday, Oct. 8  12:00 PM in MSB, 3351, Jun Wu, University of Michigan

Tuesday, Oct. 15  12:00 PM in MSB, 3351, Nicholas Buchkovich, Penn State College of Medicine

Thursday, Oct. 17  12:00 PM in MSB 3351, Igal Ifergan, Northwestern University

Tuesday, Oct. 22  12:00 PM in MSB 3351, Katie Drerup, National Institute Child Health and Human Development

Tuesday, Oct. 29  12:00 Pm in MSB 3351, Ramon Sun, University of Kentucky


Welcome to all our incoming MOL GEN students! 

L-R  Kierra Ware, Greg Fields, Andrew Mezzell, Brad Crowther, Brigette Kobs, Matthew Harper, Kendal Hanson, Tiffany Duong  

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Congratulations to graduating students Loryn Holokai receiving her PhD and John Lawder receiving his MS degree.

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We're hiring!! The Department is currently accepting applications for two faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks. For more information please visit the job opportunities page at the University of Cincinnati.


Congratulations to PhD candidate Erich Goebel who along with Dr. Tom Thompson recently published this manuscript in PNAS!   Way to go Erich! 

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Congratulations to Molgen faculty Dr. Agnes Luo on her recent National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke R01!

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Welcome to our incoming PhD students starting summer lab rotations!
Andrew Mezzell, Kendal Hanson, Matthew Harper, Kierra Ware and Brad Crowther

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Congratulations to Dr. John Monaco who retired after 26+ years at UC.  



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.

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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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