Apply to OSBP

Dear Biochemistry Colleague,

As the graduate application season is now upon us, we are writing to encourage you to recommend the Ohio State Biochemistry Program (OSBP) to any of your talented students who are interested in doctoral training in biochemistry.

OSBP is an interdisciplinary graduate (Ph.D.) program that trains students to investigate the biochemical basis of life and disease.  About 100 faculty from more than six colleges are members of OSBP, creating a broad training environment in which students learn theoretical and practical aspects of biochemistry as applied to cutting-edge research problems.  Our outstanding students attend national and international scientific conferences, successfully compete for fellowships, and participate in a seminar series with world-renowned speakers.  And yet, with a target class size of 15 students per year and dedicated core courses, OSBP is a friendly, collaborative, and tight-knit community within the larger university.  The vibrant research community at Ohio State will provide your students with the training and environment to ensure a strong start to their scientific careers.

Students are supported by the program in the first year, including a stipend of $27,576 in 2015-2016, fringe benefits, and full tuition coverage.  Funding is guaranteed for the duration of the degree as long as the student remains in good standing and makes reasonable progress; mechanisms vary depending on the student and advisor (external or internal fellowship, training grant, RA or TA support is possible).

Application information can be found online at  Starting this year, all application materials are due December 15.  We very much look forward to hearing from your students, and please do not hesitate to contact either of us with any questions you have about the program.

Feel free to share or post the PDF version of this note (attached).


Thomas J. Magliery, Ph.D.

Director and Graduate Studies Chair, OSBP

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry | (614) 247-8425


Jane E. Jackman, Ph.D.

Recruiting Chair, OSBP

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry | (614) 247-8097



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