Biochemical Mechanisms in Medicine - Academics
Academics in the Biochemical Mechanisms in Medicine discipline provide a broad foundation in the fundamentals of the molecular mechanisms of life processes, from atomic level interactions to the metabolic integration that emerges from complex signaling networks. Coursework also exposes BMM students to the technologies used to achieve this understanding, from cutting-edge big data "omics" analyses that can delineate the RNA, protein and metabolite composition of whole cells, to structural and mechanistic techniques that can image and quantify the contribution of a single hydrogen bond to the interaction of a drug with its target.
Such training develops the quantitative and critical thinking skills essential in biomedical research, and in many other professional fields. The weekly journal club and research presentation courses, together with regular thesis committee meetings and other opportunities for public presentations associated with the milestones along the path to the Ph.D., develop the oral and written communication skills required by the professional scientist.
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