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UM's Graduate programs in Biomedical, Cellular, Biochemical and Chemical Sciences offer a diverse array of research areas in a supportive, individualized program providing hands on experience with expert faculty and state-of-the-art equipment.

Here are just a few examples of the exciting research topics being explored by UM Faculty and Graduate students:

  • How viruses gain entry into cells
  • The toxicological consequences of air pollution 
  • Biophysics of ion transport and neurotransmission
  • Biochemical and genetic mechanisms of evolutionary adaptation 
  • Molecular basis of behavior
  • Chemistry of environmental sensing and remediation
  • Coupling protein unfolding to enzyme activity
  • Invention of new catalytic methods inspired by biology
  • Design of PET imaging agents to probe brain function, from mice to humans

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