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Campus address: Norman Hackerman Building (NHB) 2.606, phone (512) 471-0934; campus mail code: A6500

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program in Biochemistry, 1 University Station A4810, Austin TX 78712



Areas of Study

Graduate study in biochemistry is offered in a wide range of areas including drug metabolism; nutritive aspects of human disease; metabolic regulation; structure and function of enzymes, toxins, and contractile proteins; mechanism and regulation of protein biosynthesis; cloning, sequencing, and site-directed mutagenesis of enzyme-coding genes; enzymology of DNA repair and replication; and biochemical taxonomy. Details are available from the graduate adviser.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2020 semester.

Hal S Alper
Eric V Anslyn
Dean R Appling
Jeffrey E Barrick
Karen S Browning
Xiaolu Cambronne
Lydia Maria Contreras
Richard M Crooks
Kevin N Dalby
Daniel James Dickinson
Ron Elber
Andrew Ellington
Walter L Fast
Ilya J Finkelstein
George Georgiou
Marvin L Hackert
Rasika M Harshey
David W Hoffman
Jon M Huibregtse
Brent L Iverson
Arlen W Johnson
Kenneth Johnson
Adrian T Keatinge-Clay
Alan Lambowitz
Daniel J Leahy
Seongmin Lee
Hung-Wen Liu
Edward M Marcotte
Stephen F Martin
Andreas T Matouschek
Mikhail V Matz
Jennifer A Maynard
Jason McLellan
Edward M Mills
Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay
Tanya T Paull
Shelley M Payne
Pengyu Ren
Rick Russell
Livia Schiavinato Eberlin
Jason B Shear
Scott W Stevens
Christopher S Sullivan
David William Taylor Jr
Lauren J Webb
Christian P Whitman
Claus O Wilke
Blerta Xhemalce
Yan Zhang

Admission Requirements

Students seeking a graduate degree in biochemistry must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in a cognate area, such as chemistry, biology, physics, or microbiology with the following preparation: mathematics through one year of calculus; chemistry, including organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physical chemistry; general physics; and biology, including cell biology. Deficiencies in undergraduate courses, if not too extensive, may be corrected during the student’s first two semesters in the graduate program. These courses are usually not counted toward graduate degrees.