Key Benefits of the Program

  • Personalized Attention: small class sizes and dedicated faculty
  • Assistantships: teaching opportunities with $18k stipend and reduced tuition
  • State-of-the-Art Instrumentation:  LCMS, 500 MHz NMR, GCMS, CD spectrometer, dual-beam UV-VIS spectrometer, fluorometer, ICP-OES and more!
  • Thesis-based: students will conduct significant, publishable, research 
  • Innovative Curriculum: interrelates concepts in organic chemistry and molecular biology


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The application for this program opens August 1, 2021.

 

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Amy L. Abdulovic-Cui, PhD
Program Director 
Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration 
 aabduloviccui@augusta.edu

Anglea Spencer, PhD
Program Director
Medicinal Chemistry Concentration
 anspencer@augusta.edu

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Augusta University College of Science and Math is excited to offer this new, two-year, 36 credit hour, thesis based, Masters of Science Degree in Biomolecular Science. The program will provide education and training for careers in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biomedical, and chemical industries or for entry into doctoral research or professional degree programs. Through an innovative curriculum, students will gain interdisciplinary knowledge of the biological systems and responses to bioactive compounds at a physiological, cellular, and molecular level. With a requirement to complete a mentored research project, the program prepares students to investigate a wide range of biomedical-related topics including study of the mechanism of disease and development of new drugs. As a dedicated masters program, your research and success is our priority!

CONCENTRATIONS

Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration:  The curriculum within the cell and molecular biology track will focus on pharmacology, molecular physiology, and cancer biology.  Students within this track will conduct their thesis research with mentors investigating molecular mechanisms associated with pancreatitis and glioblastoma. 

Medicinal Chemistry Concentration:  The curriculum within the medicinal chemistry concentration focuses on drug development including synthesis, rational drug design and natural products.  Students’ research will focus on designing and developing new molecules which can be tested against diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's and for pain relief.   In both class and research, students will use computational tools to design and evaluate drug candidates.

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Amy Abdulovic-Cui, PhD

Amy Abdulovic-Cui, PhD

"As the first graduate program in the Department of Biological Sciences we are excited to see the program and our students develop and grow."