Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Biochemistry & Cancer Biology

Doctor of Philosophy With a Major In
BIOchemistry & cancer biology

  • State of the art Cancer Center
  • Highly translational research
  • Outstanding faculty mentors with a passion for cancer research, not just from an academic perspective, but because they understand that our research represents hope for so many patients
  • A core set of learning objectives that are designed to make you a successful scientist
  • Holistic approach includes academic, ethical, technical and professional skill training


Cancer is of the most complex, feared and devastating diseases affecting man-kind. In the United States alone about 2 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year, and about 600,000 are projected to die of cancer (about 1,600 daily). The best intellectual and technological resources are focused on eliminating cancer through increased understanding, prevention, detection and treatment. To address this challenge cancer investigators have learned to work together effectively to form collaborative teams across diverse fields of study (e.g., developmental, biochemical, cell and molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, epidemiology, genetics, and many others). This multidisciplinary approach provides diverse career opportunities and has made enormous strides in our understanding of cancer biology, but some of the most important discoveries await the next generation of scientists.

The Biochemistry and Cancer Biology program (BCB) offers some of the best technological facilities in the world and the innovative training needed to make significant contributions to this important field of discovery.  Joining the BCB team will expand your horizons and explore the limits of your potential as a next generation cancer researcher.



Dr. Darren Browning BCB  Co- Program Director

"Each student who joins the BCB program becomes a part of a family that works together to ensure that students are not only successful, but enjoy the journey. " 
 Darren Browning, PhD  


Dr. Bal Lokeshwar BCB Co- Program Director

"We have a very welcoming tight-knit cancer community that fosters the growth of our students to become leading cancer researchers. I look forward to you being a part of our research team. "   
Bal Lokeshwar, PhD