Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Loyola University Chicago

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
1033 USD/credit
1033 USD/credit
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This Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry program at Loyola University Chicago is designed for students who wish to improve their qualifications for more advanced degrees such as the M.D.


The Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry program at Loyola University Chicago can be designed to meet specific individual needs. The focus of the Master's Program is to provide an in-depth experience in molecular and cellular biochemistry which develops the student's critical thinking and problem solving abilities. This flexible program can be designed to meet individual students' needs.

Research is being conducted in the following areas:

  • molecular biology
Regulation of gene expression by transcription factors, protein co-factors, and by chemical modification of histone proteins; transcriptional activation by steroid hormones; chromatin structure of active genes; molecular basis of alcohol effects on hormone gene regulation.
  • molecular neurobiology/neurochemistry and neurotoxicity
Brain neurodegeneration and/or neuroprotection mechanisms during parkinsonism and other neurodegenerative diseases; therapeutic and neuroprotective mechanisms to prevent the damaging effects of alcohol on the developing brain; effects of maternal alcohol consumption on development of the serotonergic system; effects of alcohol on hypothalamic and pituitary gene transcription; molecular mechanisms of neuronal calcium channel function in normal and pathological conditions.
  • cellular biology, cancer biology, and metabolic biochemistry
Metabolism of peptide hormones and neurotransmitters, role of aminopeptidase P in blood pressure control/cardioprotective mechanisms and development of drug-like inhibitors of this enzyme; mechanisms involved with the control of expression of genes required for the malignant properties of tumor cell by activated oncogenes; role of tumor suppressor in the regulation of the cell cycle; pathways of cellular apoptosis; signal transduction pathways in cancer cells; mechanisms by which the regulation of lysosomal protease synthesis and trafficking in tumor cells might facilitate tumor cell metabolism; structure/function characterization of the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor family; heat shock and chaperone proteins in regulation of apoptosis; angiogenesis in wound healing; effects of steroid hormones on sexual differentiation of the brain; cytokine signaling - T helper cell differentiation; biochemistry of oxygen radical reactions; effects of gender, aging and alcohol exposure on inflammation and cell mediated immunity

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Methods in Biomedical Science
  • Advanced Cellular Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Nutrition
  • Protein Structure and Function

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Completed Application Form
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Statement of PurposeTest Scores (GMAT or GRE)
  • Professional Resume
  • Language Test Requirement
  • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Loyola University Chicago


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