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Chemical Biology Doctoral Program

Program Details


Doctor of Philosophy


On campus


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Develop the deep expertise you need to drive innovations in cancer biology, drug discovery and development, genetics and more with a Ph.D. in chemical biology.

Stevens’ interdisciplinary chemical biology doctoral program trains students to investigate biological problems, use advanced statistical methods and interpret the kinetic parameters of biological reactions. You’ll also work alongside expert faculty to conduct independent research in areas like cell and molecular biology, physiology, organic chemistry and computational chemistry. Our graduates are well-prepared for careers in academia as well as industry and medicine, and they assume roles such as research scientist, pharmaceutical chemist and materials scientist.

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offers dynamic opportunities to explore leading-edge research within a close community of faculty mentors. You'll be able to study under a faculty mentor in the area that you find most exciting:

  • Cancer Biology

  • Drug Discovery and Development

  • Genetics

  • Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Physiology

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Computational Chemistry

Hands-On Chemistry and Chemical Biology Research

At Stevens, you have the ability to join research groups with students at a variety of levels of experience, and outstanding faculty so you can learn cutting-edge technology as a team, just like in the real-world. In our state-of-the-art research labs and facilities, you'll have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning.

Student in a Stevens sweatshirt handling test tubes in a lab.More opportunities for Stevens graduate students include:

Find out more about life as a chemical biology graduate student at Stevens by visiting the links below.

The Stevens Advantage

Because Stevens is located near both New York City and the New Jersey research corridor, students have access to valuable partnerships with the many industry leaders, renowned academic institutions and national research centers headquartered in our region.

More Advantages to Our Program

  • A wide range of biology and chemistry course offerings

  • Unique courses such as Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques and Biochemical Laboratory Techniques, as well as electives such as Computational Biology

  • Hands-on involvement in a biology lab, using a variety of analytical techniques and instrumentation, gaining ability in computational skills

  • Research using real data sets

  • Collaboration with other universities and adjunct faculty who work in the pharmaceutical industry for companies such as Merck

  • Opportunities to work closely with experts in cancer biology, drug discovery, genetics and cellular and microbiology

  • Experience working in or with national research centers

  • An independent research project spanning several years

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