Graduate Programs


Molecular Medicine is a research-intensive track within the graduate Biomedical Sciences program in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at The University of Toledo.  

The Molecular Medicine program offers: 

  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (M.S.B.S.) 
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 
  • Dual M.D./M.S. and M.D./Ph.D. (in conjunction with UToledo’s College of Medicine and Life Sciences) 

The Molecular Medicine (MOME) program employs a unique interdisciplinary approach. Since we are located on UToledo’s Health Science Campus, we draw faculty members not only from the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, but also from the departments of medicine and orthopedics. 

Our graduate students learn to conduct research in the underlying molecular mechanisms of diseases that have profound impact on human health. Our faculty members and students research many diseases and conditions that are the major causes of death in the U.S, including: 

  • Cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and atherosclerosis
  • Renal failure 
  • Diabetes 
  • Obesity 
  • Fatty liver disease 

Top Reasons to Study molecular medicine at UToledo

  1. Full financial support.
    All University of Toledo Ph.D. students in the Biomedical Sciences program receive full-tuition scholarships and research stipends. 
  2. State-of-the-art labs.
    Use the latest technology and equipment in your Molecular Medicine research. Many researchers work with genetically engineered rodents.
  3. Relevant research.

    Because UToledo’s Molecular Medicine program focuses its research on diseases that affect millions of Americans, we prepare our students for active, independent and relevant research careers. 

One of the biggest draws of our Molecular Medicine program is our exceptional faculty from all departments within the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. They are committed to the success of our students and are well-respected in their fields. They have won awards for excellence in teaching, research and mentoring. 

Our faculty members are well-funded, productive researchers who involve students in their work. They often coauthor papers with students.  

Our Molecular Medicine program draws on faculty research strengths in a multitude of areas, including: 

  • Signal transduction 
  • Genetics 
  • Molecular and cellular biology 
  • Proteomics 
  • Tissue culture 
  • Protein and carbohydrate biochemistry 


What jobs can I get with a molecular medicine degree?

Graduates of UToledo’s Molecular Medicine master’s and doctoral programs find positions as: 

  • Post-doctoral fellows 
  • Educators 
  • Researchers in industry or government 

Our graduates have been named post-doctoral Fellows at such prestigious institutions as: 

  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland 
  • Columbia University, New York City
  • Max Delbruck Center, Berlin
  • Tufts University, Boston
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. 
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
  • Yale University, Hartford, Conn. 







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Last Updated: 8/21/23