The objective of the graduate program in Biochemistry & Cancer Biology (BCB) at the Augusta University is to train students to be outstanding and independent scientists that effectively compete for contemporary biomedical research positions. The program is underpinned by the notion that training involves several equally important skills and focuses on academic, ethical, technical and presentation development. Training in the BCB program is designed to address each of these areas and provide students with a clear, well-rounded pathway to graduation.

Current Areas of Study


The Augusta University offers the PhD. degree in one of five Biomedical Science programs:

These programs train students for academic or industrial research and teaching careers. Each program offers faculty with diverse expertise and a supportive, inspiring environment. Career opportunities are excellent; most students obtain additional postdoctoral training at other institutions after earning their PhD., and some go directly to research or teaching positions. Annual salaries for PhD. scientists range from about $25,000 for new graduates to $100,000 or more for senior professors and researchers. 

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Georgia Cancer Center
Graduate Program

PhD. Biochemistry
Darren Browning, PhD.
Graduate Program Director
Georgia Cancer Research Center
1411 Laney Walker Blvd., CN 1164
Augusta, GA 30912