Employs a multidisciplinary approach to train students in the rigors of experimental biomedical sciences & prepare them for independent research careers. The curriculum is designed to convey the fundamentals of biochemistry, structural biology, molecular pharmacology, cell biology and genetics.
Learning Goals & Outcomes
- The education is reinforced at the bench in advanced research laboratories broadly grouped into three research emphases: Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology, Chemical & Structural Biology and Molecular Biology & Gene Regulation.
- In addition to extensive basic equipment found in each laboratory, students have access to numerous specialized resources, including genomic and multiplex sequencing, microarray analysis, flow cytometry and cell sorting, confocal and TiRF microscopy, X-ray crystallography and macromolecular characterization (surface plasmon resonance, calorimetry, circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy).
- Students graduating from this program will have the comprehensive scientific foundation and technical expertise to excel in all areas of biomedical research.
Curriculum: 5.5 Years, 180 Credits
|GC 550||Found in Biomedical Sciences||10|
|GC 760||PhD Laborator Rotation II||3|
|GC 770||PhD Laboratory Rotation III||3|
|GC 640||Research Ethics||1|
|GC 780||PhD Laboratory Rotation IV||3|
|NS 740||Applied Statistics in Neurosci||2|
|GC 730||Planning&Writing ResearchGrant||1|
Course requirements are usually completed by end of second year, and students spend an average of another two to three years to complete thesis projects.