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UCLA Molecular Biology Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program

four distinct research areas with flexibility in training to explore across disciplines

The Molecular Biology Interdepartmental PhD. Program (MB-IDP) consists of a diverse group of faculty with shared research interests and approaches. Each interdepartmental Home Area is aligned with a Ph.D.-granting program, provides in-depth, cutting-edge training, and offers access to a wide variety of exceptional faculty mentors. The Molecular Biology Interdepartmental Ph.D. programs consists of four Home Areas.

Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology

Using cutting edge technologies to study fundamental biological processes and tackle a wide range of diseases

Cell and Developmental Biology

Investigation of basic processes within single cells, as well as how these processes contribute to the development of entire organisms

Gene Regulation

Study of the biochemical and epigenetic mechanisms underlying gene regulation in model systems, tissues, and disease

Immunity, Microbes, and Molecular Pathogenesis

Focuses on the study of microbes and the immune system that plays key roles in infections and a wide array of human diseases

Part of the Graduate Programs of Bioscience

Applications are submitted via the UCLA Graduate Programs in Biosciences online application. In the application process applicants will be asked to select a Home Area for admission.