MBB Graduate Program

The MBB Graduate Program provides advanced education and research training for a career in Academia, Industry or Government. Our MSc and PhD degree programs emphasize research in combination with relevant course work. Students have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with researchers from a wide range of disciplines.

Research Areas

Research areas in MBB are diverse and dynamic. Notable specializations exist in Genomics and Bioinformatics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Nucleic Acid Function, and Immunology. A variety of model systems are employed to answer biomedical health questions, including mice, mammalian cell cultures, DrosophilaC. elegans, yeast and bacteria. Specific research topics, which can also be gleaned from the Research Faculty listing, include:

  • bacterial pathogenicity
  • biomembranes/lipids
  • bioinformatics
  • molecular evolution
  • membrane transport/cell signalling
  • developmental genetics
  • signal transduction
  • DNA nanotechnology
  • peptide libraries and phage display
  • proteomics
  • X-ray crystallography
  • physical biochemistry
  • nucleic acid in vitro selection
  • oncology

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mimi Fourie, our Graduate Program Assistant at mbb@sfu.ca .