American Univesity of Beirut

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

​Usta, Julnar
Professors:Boustany, Rose-Mary; Darwiche, Nadine; Dbaibo, Ghassan; Habib-Abdul Karim, Aida; Jaffa, Ayad; Usta, Julnar; Ziyadeh, Fuad
Associate Professors:Kobeissy Firas; Kurban, Mazen; Refaat, Marwan
Assistant Professor:Khoueiry, Pierre
Associates:Darwish, Hala; Karam, Pascale

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics offers undergraduate courses to Nursing students and to Health Profession students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Degree Program.

It also offers graduate level courses to medical students and to graduate students in the graduate program leading to a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, MSc Biochemistry and a doctoral degree (PhD) in Biomedical Sciences or Biomedical Engineering.

The requirements for admission to the graduate program are a BA with prerequisites in chemistry and biology courses or a BS degree from a university and an academic record with a cumulative average of 80 and above. Students should have a background in chemistry, biology, or a related medical science degree. Students will spend a minimum of two years in the graduate program during which they must complete 21 credits of graduate courses, pass a comprehensive exam (BIOC 395 A/B), and submit a thesis (9 credits, BIOC 399 A/B/C/D/E) based on independent research. The 21 credits of graduate courses include a total of 14 credits of required core courses and 7 credits of elective courses.

Required MSc courses in Biomedical Sciences track Biochemistry include: BIOC 302 (1 cr); BIOC 305 (1cr) ; BIOC 321 (1 cr.); BIOC 322 (1 cr.), BIOC 323 (2 cr.), BIOC 325 (2 cr.); BIOC 326 (2 cr); BIOC 330 (2 cr) and IDTH 301 (2cr).

Required PhD courses in Biomedical Sciences are listed on page 545 of the Graduate Catalogue.

Undergraduate courses

Graduate courses

Courses in the graduate program are open to all graduate students enrolled in the various Biomedical Sciences departments and in Biomedical Engineering as well as to science major graduates, such as Biology, Chemistry or related sciences upon the consent of the coordinator.

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