The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers courses of study leading to the Master of Science degree specifically related to biotechnology and to the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

These courses are offered by the faculty of the College of Medicine, but the degrees are administered by the Graduate School. For more information about degree administration: learn more about courses.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is to develop a high caliber program of research and research-based education in molecular medicine to: “promote understanding and amelioration of the disease process, train students with high academic potential in the health sciences and serve the university and scientific community."

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology participates in the training and education of students from the College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, and the Graduate School.

We offer the following graduate degrees: Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; and the joint M.D./Ph.D.

Matthew George, Jr., PhD



Matthew George, Jr., PhD
Phone: (202) 806-6289
Fax: (202) 806-9757

Prospective Students

Prospective students should contact Dr. Kwabbi-Addo if they have questions about our graduate programs.

Bernard Kwabi-Addo, PhD 
Graduate Studies Director 

Contact Us

Angela M. Jasckson-Wilson
Administrative Coordinator

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
Numa P.G. Adams Building, Room 3430 
520 W Street NW 
Washington, DC 20059