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Teaching and Mentoring

Historically, MMG has played a major role in teaching basic sciences to the first-year medical school class in the areas of biochemistry, microbiology, and genetics.

Of particular note, Bruce McClane continues to lead the Medical Microbiology course. Bruce has received the Kenneth E. Schuit Dean‘s Master Educator Award and the Excellence in Education Award, and he was named Course Director of the Year by first-year medical students in both 2008 and 2009. Sidney Morris has directed the Fuel Metabolism course for first-year medical students since 1998; he was honored as the 2009 Kenneth E. Schuit Dean‘s Master Educator.

The MMG faculty also plays a major role in teaching and mentoring PhD and MD/PhD students. All faculty members are part of the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program (IBGP), the largest PhD program in the School of Medicine. Our faculty members have served for many years as leaders of the former Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics (BMG) program, which we now merged with the newly formed Department of Developmental Biology to create the new Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology (MGDB) program, and Molecular Virology and Microbiology (MVM) program within the IBGP.

Graduate Program

Two MMG department graduate programs are administered through the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program

  • Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology (MGDB)
  • Molecular Virology and Microbiology (MVM)

Learn more about MMG and related programs.

Undergraduate Program

SURP offers research opportunities to undergraduates considering graduate education in biomedical research. Learn more about undergraduate program opportunities.