Chemistry Training Track

Attention Undergraduates

Student working in lab

McKnight Prize

Awards for undergraduate research in chemistry.

QP-SURF Program
2014 summer research program

Apply for Graduate Studies in Chemistry

About the Chemistry Training Track

The Chemistry Training Track within the Biological Chemistry Graduate Program is designed to prepare students to address emerging research opportunities at the crossroads of modern chemistry and discovery biology. Students participate in dynamic research and experience the satisfaction of making original contributions to the advancement of chemistry and related disciplines. A hallmark of a UT Southwestern Medical Center education, students in the program benefit from working collaboratively across disciplines to solve complex health challenges.

UT Southwestern has world-class facilities for modern chemistry, including four high-field NMR systems devoted to small molecules.

Research projects focus on topics at the forefronts of synthetic and mechanistic chemistry, chemical biology, and discovery biology. Areas of research include:

  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Isolation of natural products
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Organometallics
  • Synthesis of natural products
  • Synthetic methodology

See recent publications by our students.

Attention Undergraduate Chemistry Majors

Undergraduates are encouraged to apply for the Frank and Sara McKnight Prize in Undergraduate Chemistry. Cash prizes are awarded to senior undergraduate students for outstanding research in chemistry.