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Program Course Requirements

    • Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Program in Biomathematics and Biostatistics
    • Program in Cancer Biology
    • Program in Cell and Regulatory Biology
    • Program in Experimental Therapeutics
    • Program in Genes and Development
    • Program in Human and Molecular Genetics
    • Program in Immunology
    • Program in Medical Physics
    • Program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
    • Program in Molecular Carcinogenesis
    • Program in Molecular Pathology
    • Program in Neuroscience
    • Program in Virology and Gene Therapy

Program in Molecular Carcinogenesis Course Requirements

The Molecular Carcinogenesis Program curriculum for the Ph.D. degree satisfies the GSBS Area course requirements and requires students to take elective and seminar courses to achieve breadth of knowledge in biomedical sciences with an emphasis on molecular genetics and epigenetics, DNA damage, repair and mutagenesis, cancer biology and stem cells. In addition to didactic lecture courses, students are required to participate in journal clubs, student research seminars and advanced topics seminars.
The four GSBS area requirements are fulfilled by the following courses:
The GSBS Ethics requirement is fulfilled by Ethical Dimensions of the Biomedical Sciences (GS21 0051) and two on-line ethics modules.
Additional Molecular Carcinogenesis Program Requirements:
1. Choose at least one elective from the following:
i.    Molecular Mechanisms and Biotechniques (GS04 1183)
ii.     Principles of Experimental Mouse Pathology (GS12 1442)
i.    Developmental Biology (GS04 1073)
ii.     Molecular Biology of Eukaryotic Cells (GS04 1123)
2. Each semester Molecular Carcinogenesis Program students are required to participate in a weekly journal club as well as a weekly student seminar series in which students present their work in progress.