The Chemical Biology Ph.D. Program was established in 2010 and is the newest path to the Chemistry Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry at UW-Madison. This program is highly competitive, centered on research, and provides an integrated, world-class training at the interface of chemistry and biology.

We are currently admitting candidates for our eighth CLASS of graduate students in Fall 2016!  Browse through the site to learn more, and check back often for updates.



Latest News

  • The UW-Madison Chemistry Department is ranked #2 in the US for Biochemistry (i.e., Chemical Biology) by US News & World Report!  Check out the 2014 rankings here.
  • We have updated the curricular requirements for the Ph.D. program to further strengthen and streamline it. This website already reflects these new changes. Contact Kristi if you have any questions about the current program.
  • Detailed guidelines for the Third-Year Original Research proposal requirement have now been posted on this website. 
  • Current Students: Please note that the Department faculty collectively modified the graduate requirements for each Ph.D.path so that they are more uniform in Spring 2014. The modified Chemical Biology path requirements are summarized in the attached Word document. The largest change are the submission format and due dates for the 3rd year Research Proposal, and the courses that can serve to fulfill the biophysical methods course requirement for the major. We will provide more information in a formal announcement. Please come see Helen or Kristi with any questions, as always. See: Chem Bio Path Requirements