Biochemistry - Graduate
Chair: Charles K. Barlowe
Professors C. K. Barlowe (Biochemistry), C. E. Brinckerhoff (Medicine and Biochemistry), T. Y. Chang (Biochemistry), C. N. Cole (Biochemistry and Genetics), D. A. Compton (Biochemistry), J. C. Dunlap (Genetics and Biochemistry), L. P. Henderson (Physiology and Biochemistry), H. N. Higgs (Biochemistry), F. J. Kull (Chemistry), G. E. Lienhard (Biochemistry), J. J. Loros (Biochemistry and Genetics), D. R. Madden (Biochemistry), R. A. Maue (Physiology and Biochemistry), D. F. Mierke (Chemistry), S. Supattapone (Biochemistry and Medicine), W. T. Wickner (Biochemistry), L. A. Witters (Medicine and Biochemistry); Professor Emeritus O. A. Scornik; Associate Professors S. A. Gerber (Genetics and Biochemistry), J. B. Moseley (Biochemistry), L. C. Myers (Biochemistry); Associate Professor in the Research Line R. V. Stan (Biochemistry and Pathology); Assistant Professors A. N. Kettenbach (Biochemistry), J. S. McLellan (Biochemistry), E. V. Pletneva (Chemistry), M. J. Ragusa (Chemistry); Associate Professors Emeriti in the Research Line J. A. Sinclair, P. R. Sinclair.
Undergraduate students interested in a major program involving biochemistry should refer to the major in Biology (Biochemistry area of concentration) offered by the Department of Biological Sciences and to the major in Biophysical Chemistry offered by the Department of Chemistry.
The Ph.D. in Biochemistry is administered by the Biochemistry Department of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. The courses listed below are primarily designed for graduate students. The student should decide, in consultation with his/her committee and course instructors, whether his/her background is appropriate for the content of the course.
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Requirements for the Doctor’s Degree (Ph.D.)
To qualify for award of the Ph.D. degree, a student must fulfill the following requirements:
- Satisfactory completion of a year-long graduate-level sequence in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology; a one-term teaching assignment; and a three-term course in laboratory biochemistry. The last will consist of three small research projects, conducted in rotation with different faculty members for periods of about three months each.
- Satisfactory completion of three other graduate-level courses in biochemistry or related disciplines.
- Satisfactory completion of an approved ethics course.
- Attendance at the weekly seminar series of the Program.
- Participation in a journal club during fall, winter and spring terms every year and in the weekly Research in Progress series.
- Satisfactory completion of a written and oral qualifying examination.
- Satisfactory completion of a significant research project and preparation of a thesis acceptable to the thesis advisory committee.
- Successful defense of the thesis in an oral examination and presentation of the work in a lecture.