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Graduate Program in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (PhD)

The Graduate Program in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry (MCB) is a truly interdisciplinary, interdepartmental program that offers excellent preparation for a career that includes research in biological and medical sciences. The MCB Program is designed to provide students with training in research that is tailored specifically to their interests. Entering students may choose among three curricular tracks. The MCB track provides training in cell, developmental, and molecular biology, and biochemistry; the FCG track provides training in computational and systems biology, and the MBoA track provides training in the molecular mechanisms of aging. Each of the tracks incorporates quantitative methodologies into the analysis of biological systems but emphasizes different approaches.

The MCB Graduate Program draws faculty trainers from five departments within the Program in Biology (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry; Molecular Microbiology and Immunology; Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology; and Neuroscience), four departments within Brown?s Alpert Medical School (Medicine; Pathology; Orthopaedics and Pediatrics), and from the Chemistry, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics departments.

The MCB graduate program has held a predoctoral NIH T32 training grant for more than 29 years. Full funding via fellowship, teaching assistantship and research assistantship is available for all those admitted to the PhD program.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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Brown University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Cellular Biology
Ecology & Evolution
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology

Aging, Chronic Disease & Health
Computational Biology
Developmental Biology
Genomic Analysis
Molecular Genetics
Plant Biology
Structural Biology

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Page last updated 7/18/2016
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