The Molecular Medicine graduate program will help to prepare you for a diverse career by offering you opportunities to:
- Interact with world-class faculty conducting basic, preclinical, and translational research from multiple colleges and departments.
- Conduct cutting edge research addressing critical questions in human and animal disease using advanced technologies and research methods.
- Expand your knowledge base through diverse, in-depth and rigorous curriculum tailored to your own research interests as well as independent study in a focused research area.
- Be exposed to multiple research areas through invited speaker seminars and research presentations.
- Opt to have two advisors which will provide increased exposure to complementary viewpoints and help you to pursue problems at the interfaces of traditional disciplines.
- Engage in active group learning experiences and explore a variety of potential career opportunities before graduation. For example, you can opt to pursue a short-term internship, in order to obtain practical experience in a professional setting.
The curriculum you follow will depend on your interests, and required courses will depend on your academic background. Elective courses (including seminars, colloquia, internships, supervised experience in teaching, and thesis research) must be chosen in consultation with your academic advisor(s). More about the curriculum and requirements you need to satisfy to obtain a degree.
Our graduates find jobs in:
- teaching and regulatory positions in academia
- private research institutions
To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program, you will typically need a good foundation in one or more of the following areas:
- cancer biology
- infectious diseases
- molecular biology
- cell biology