The Program is an interdepartmental graduate training program offered within the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado at the Anschutz Medical campus in Aurora, Colorado. Student training places a major emphasis on research experiences, both in lab rotations and thesis projects, and includes a range of coursework in biochemistry; drug design; pharmacology; cellular, molecular and structural biology.
The Program encourages students to engage in collaborative projects and provides shared mentoring that can include faculty from outside The Program. Such interactions are geared towards fostering interdisciplinary training.
Faculty research activities cover a range of structural and computational techniques including NMR Spectroscopy, X-Ray Crystallography, Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, Biophysics, and Peptide/Protein Chemistry that are focused on a diversity of biological targets such as signaling molecules, transmembrane proteins, RNA, genome bioinformatics, lipids, and oligosaccharides.