Master of Science in Biomolecular Science

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EXCITING NEW PROGRAM: Apply now to be part of our inaugural Fall 2020 Class!

Master of Science in
Biomolecular science 

  • 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

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.

 

Applicant Profile

We are searching for students that have a background in biomedical sciences, pharmacology, cell biology, organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry. Our students must desire to take their foundational biomolecular knowledge and apply it to a novel and publishable thesis project. 

Meet the Program Directors

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

Amy Abdulovic-Cui, PhD

Amy Abdulovic-Cui, PhD

Stephaine Myers, PhD

Stephaine Myers, PhD