Scientific Discoveries That Enhance Human Health

We explore the basic mechanisms of health and disease, performing foundational research for future treatments. Our investigations focus on how cancer starts and progresses or on developing targeted therapies that reverse symptoms of disease. Our students get hands-on research experience in an intimate scientific community with robust connections across disciplines.

Education & Training

MS Program

MS in Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine

Your future in lab science starts here. With individual instruction and a wide scope of topics, our two-year research-based master’s program prepares you for PhD studies or a career in biotechnology.

PhD Program

PhD in Molecular Medicine

In a new model for graduate education, our MS degree program can provide a smooth transition into the Molecular Medicine PhD program.

Programs in Biomedical and Biological Science

Programs in Biomedical and Biological Science

Our faculty take part in the interdisciplinary PIBBS admissions program, which has eight different PhD options. Students work closely with renowned faculty on research with the potential for major impact.

From the Chair

We provide a place for MS and PhD students to thrive, providing practical experience in the lab working alongside faculty mentors who are advancing medical research.

Peggy Farnham, PhD, Vice Dean

Support Us

Supporting the USC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine creates possibilities. It gives students the opportunity to learn and do, so they can blaze their own trails. It equips the labs where discovery happens. And it supports faculty experts seeking advances in health.