UW–Madison Biochemistry Graduate Studies Rank 8th in the Nation

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University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate programs in biochemistry are once again ranked among the nation’s best in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” The university ranks 8th in the nation in the biochemistry specialty category under chemistry.

The UW–Madison Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) is the joint graduate program of the Department of Biochemistry in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry in the School of Medicine and Public Health. The program is home to around 100 graduate students and 52 world-class faculty pursuing cutting-edge research in all areas of biochemistry.

“It is great to see this recognition of our program,” says biochemistry professor Ivan Rayment, director of graduate studies and the chair of IPiB’s steering committee. “It is testament to the quality of our students and faculty and their commitment to research and training. You will find our graduates all over the world in a host of professional activities. Ultimately they are the best measure of our success.”

IPiB faculty make contributions to biology and chemistry, researching a diverse array of biological processes including plant flowering; protein structure; membrane trafficking and transport; vitamin and hormone action; signal transduction mechanisms; RNA processing; DNA replication, recombination and transcription; cell division and differentiation; viral replication and transcription; and animal development.

“The fact that so many of the graduate programs at UW–Madison are ranked is a testament to our senior leadership, who foster an environment of academic excellence; our outstanding faculty and staff, who lead cutting-edge research programs; and our creative students, who bring curiosity and vibrancy to address the most important questions that society faces today,” says William Karpus, dean of UW–Madison’s Graduate School.

See the full list of U.S. News rankings.

This story was adapted from a press release by Käri Knutson of University Communications that was originally published on the UW–Madison news site.