STBB Program Resources
Mentoring and Advising
Dr. Jeff Kieft & Maia Evans do general academic advising. Be sure to meet with them prior to registration and before completion of program milestones (prelims, comps, etc.) to ensure you are adhering to the graduate school rules. Once students have
passed their comprehensive exam, they are admitted to candidacy for their PhD. At this point, the thesis advisor advises students.
Contact: Jeff S. Kieft, PhD
Contact: Maia Evans
The Student Handbook
The handbook is a guide for current students that includes parts of the Graduate School Rules and the Cancer Biology Graduate Program Guidelines.
Access the Student Handbook here.
The PhD program in Structural Biology and Biochemistry trains graduate students to become proficient and successful investigators who are able to:
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of central concepts in the biomedical sciences.
- Understand the current concepts in structural biology and biochemistry.
- Read and critically evaluate the scientific literature.
- Formulate hypotheses based on current concepts in the field and design, conduct, and interpret their own research projects.
- Present research results in peer-reviewed publications and in a dissertation.
- Communicate research results effectively through oral presentations at scientific seminars, conferences, and other venues.
- Write a competitive application for research funding.
- Develop ancillary skills, where necessary, to obtain positions outside of scientific research.
With this knowledge, they will understand molecular structures and mechanisms. Training is provided in the following exciting areas:
- Biomoleclar Interactions.
- Protein and RNA structure, function, and dynamics.
- Computational studies of structure and function relationships of biomolecules.
- Structure-based design of new molecules important in biology, biochemistry, and pharmacology.
- Proteomics and metabolics.
The courses and research emphasize both breadth and flexibility while encouraging interdisciplinary training. Students may choose research projects from a variety of laboratories at the University of Colorado and the National Jewish Medical and Research
Center. Training will result in a Ph.D. degree awarded by The Program in Structural Biology and Biochemistry. The program in Molecular Biology also offers a PhD degree with specialization in Structural Biology and Biochemistry.
Postdoctoral and Career Development Office
The mission of the Postdoctoral and Career Development Office at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Denver/Anschutz) is to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows acquire the non- science skills and experiences they
need to successfully transition in their careers, both inside and outside of academia. We strive to supplement the world-class research training at CU Denver | Anschutz with world-class "non-bench" training, making our alumni highly sought after employees
in a myriad of professions.
The Postdoctoral and Career Development Office (PCDO) serves as an informational resource for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and administrators. We encourage you to visit the website often to learn about all the professional and career
development opportunities that we provide - the skills and experiences you gather now can be the keys to opening the doors to your future.
As part of our career development program, we feature workshops that were developed through an NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) award. In 2013, the NIH selected the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz
Medical Campus as one of 17 universities nationwide to receive a BEST award. This award has enabled the development of unique career development opportunities in biomedical science training that increase the preparedness and employability of bioscience
PhDs in the non-academic workforce, and we are excited to incorporate these opportunities into our programming.
Visit the website for more information.
Grants and Fellowships
All students receive a stipend and benefits throughout their tenure in the program. Additional grants and fellowships are available to advance research projects and support career development. The Graduate School maintains a database of grant and fellowship
opportunities for your consideration. Access the database here.
The Graduate School, in concert with current graduate students, has created this residential information website to help you with your housing needs. The Graduate School surveyed all graduate and medical students on the Anschutz Medical Campus and compiled
the results presented on the webpage. If you have questions about the housing survey or would like to ask about particular neighborhoods, please consult your graduate program administrator.
Visit the website for more information.