U2G Fast Track PhD

The U2G Biochemistry Fast Track PhD Program allows high achieving students to take PhD course work while completing their B.S. in Biochemistry. It accelerates the progress of extremely-able students toward completion of a PhD. The Fast Track program identifies a research intensive pathway during undergraduate studies to help students build the experience, resume, and mentoring network essential for success in doctoral studies and beyond. Graduates with doctoral degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa include leaders in health sciences research, biotechnology, education, and public outreach. A complete description of the Biochemistry Fast Track PhD program can be found in the Biochemistry Undergraduate Handbook.

Benefits of U2G

  • Get an early start on graduate studies
  • Accelerate PhD Training
  • Obtain a research-intensive experience
  • Shorten time training
  • Get financial support during the second semester of the senior year
  • Become eligible for graduate assistantships
  • Start getting the professional experiences needed to become an independent scientist

Contact Info

For more information about the U2G Biochemistry Fast Track PhD Program contact biochem@uiowa.edu or 1-877-846-8569.


"I was interested in the Fast Track PhD program in Biochemistry because it is a unique opportunity to dive deeper into research at a young age. The program gives me the opportunity to join a lab within my first year, giving me a great start on my thesis project. I'm very excited to see how the program will challenge me and allow me to progress as a scientist."

Hannah Miller
Current Fast Track Student