Post-Graduate Data

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

How does life work at the molecular level? This question is at the core of the concentration program Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In earlier years of this discipline, the focus was on structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates and small molecules such as vitamins. Today the logical approach and tools of biochemical science are being expanded to new areas in neuroscience, developmental biology, immunology, pharmacology and synthetic biology (the design of analogs of biological systems). Training in biochemistry begins with a foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Some courses offered in other departments, including engineering, geology and computer science, are also useful. A key component of this program is the year of hands-on research carried out in collaboration with a faculty member here at Brown. Faculty sponsors are drawn from both the Chemistry Department and the Division of Biology and Medicine, and include basic science and clinical faculty.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012 and 2013 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.

2013

Employment

  • Aerie Program Assistant Instructor, The Wheeler School
  • Clinical Information Manager, Emergency Medical Associates
  • Researcher, Centenary Institute
  • Teaching Fellow, Teach for Malaysia

Graduate School

  • Brown Alpert Medical School, MD
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MD
  • Duke Medical School, MD
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, DMD, Dentistry
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD, Microbiology
  • Yale University School of Medicine, MD

2012

Employment

  • Chemistry Instructor and Cross Country Coach, Edgewater High School
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Lab Technician, Brown University
  • Laboratory Technician, Boston Medical Center
  • Proprietary Trader Assistant, Quad Capital LLC
  • Research Assistant, University California-San Francisco
  • Research, Marketing, Sales, Wolfe Labs
  • Visiting Fellow, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Graduate School

  • Albert Einstein University College of Medicine, MD
  • MD
  • New York University School of Medicine, MD
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, MD
  • University of California-San Francisco, PhD, Biochemistry
  • University of Vermont & State Agricultural College, MD
  • Yale University School of Medicine, MD