Mission and History of Molgen
The long-term departmental vision is to train the next generation of scientists and to link our research to human disease and translational applications.
To promote globally competitive undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that feature interdisciplinary inquiry and foster intellectual curiosity. These programs will promote knowledge and skill acquisition by providing outstanding, innovative and experiential training to our students, and preparing them for a diversity of biomedical-related career paths.
The department will house basic science faculty members and students who advance the development and implementation of cutting-edge molecular, genetic and biochemical methodologies in the pursuit of a mechanistic understanding of molecular and cellular processes.
The Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology is one of the four basic science departments at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and was founded in the early 1920’s. The department as it currently stands represents a merger of the Department of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Department of Microbiology.