The Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology (ICMB), provides a support base for the Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), and Microbiology Graduate Programs. Our graduate programs provide a highly interactive, supportive environment with excellent opportunities to participate in cutting edge biological and biomedical research. We offer a uniquely broad and multidisciplinary graduate education, bringing together faculty from numerous academic departments. These dynamic programs unite over 150 members of the UT faculty with interests in some aspect of biochemistry, cell or molecular biology or microbiology, and with whom students may pursue their doctoral research. This is also a very exciting time for biomedical sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. The Dell Medical School will open in 2016, and it is expected to add at least 30 additional cell and molecular biology faculty. Our philosophy is to broadly and flexibly train students in preparation for diverse careers in biological/biomedical research in academia, industry or government, university teaching, public policy, and other scholarly pursuits, and to provide financial support to our students for the duration of their graduate education.

There are approximately 250 graduate students across the Biochemistry, CMB and Microbiology graduate programs with differing backgrounds, research interests and career goals.  The University, Graduate School, College of Natural Sciences and your graduate program all provide resources to help students adjust to life in graduate school, to finance your education or work travel, to help you find housing, excel at teaching and start planning your future.  We encourage you to take advantage of these and the many other opportunities available to you as a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin.  What starts here changes the world.

Helpful Links:

Graduate School Orientation

College of Natural Sciences Orientation

College of Natural Sciences Graduate Student Resources

Graduate School Funding Information

CNS Graduate Student Funding Information

Graduate School Career Resources Page

Center for Teaching and Learning

Office of the Student Ombuds

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center

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