The Metabolic Biology Graduate Program offers Ph.D. and M.S. degrees, providing a comprehensive pathway for students passionate about advancing their knowledge in this dynamic field. The unique inter-campus program combines the expertise of faculty from UCB (University of California, Berkeley) and UCSF (University of California, San Francisco), offering interdisciplinary training in metabolic regulation, nutrient functions, and metabolic disorders.

  • Research Focus: The program allows students to explore a diverse range of research topics, including nutritional and hormonal regulation of metabolic homeostasis, lipid droplet physiology, gastrointestinal physiology, neuronal control of feeding behaviors, cancer metabolism, and more. The faculty engages in translational research, driving drug discovery and the development of therapeutic and diagnostic approaches against metabolic diseases.
  • Program Tracks:
    • MS Track: Ideal for students seeking a deeper understanding of metabolic biology through focused coursework and research projects.
    • PhD Track: Designed for those aspiring to become leaders in metabolic biology research, with opportunities for advanced training and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Interdisciplinary Environment: The program fosters close interaction between students and faculty from various graduate groups, such as Molecular Toxicology, Endocrinology, Comparative Biochemistry, and Chemistry. It encourages collaboration and exploration across diverse fields within metabolic biology.
  • Career Opportunities: Graduates of the Metabolic Biology program are well-equipped for careers in academia, government, and industry, with the skills and knowledge to address pressing challenges in metabolic health. The goal is to provide a strong, interdisciplinary research program that mentors the next generation of leading scientists, producing significant advances in knowledge.