If you are searching for outstanding training in biochemistry and molecular biology, you should explore what we have to offer. The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology prepares students for successful careers as independent investigators in academia, government, biotechnology, and in teaching. The training is rigorous and provides access to state-of-the-art technology in diverse research areas. The Department has research efforts of international stature in several areas, including cellular and molecular signaling, structural biology, eukaryotic molecular biology, lipid and membrane biochemistry, molecular genetics, enzymology, and tumor biology. Our faculty is especially committed to graduate education and is actively engaged in shaping the highly collaborative environment with other departments and the private sector that makes MCV/VCU such a special place.