mbb graduate degree programs

READY TO TAKE YOUR DEGREE TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

Our MSc and PhD programs emphasize research in tandem with coursework, giving you the opportunity to investigate compelling questions in your discipline. Explore opportunities in our diverse and dynamic research areas and check out our Graduate Specialty programs in Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology, or Translational and Integrative Neuroscience.

RESEARCH AREAS

Research areas in MBB are diverse and dynamic. Notable specializations exist in Genomics and Bioinformatics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Nucleic Acid Function, and Immunology. A variety of model systems are employed to answer biomedical health questions, including mice, mammalian cell cultures, DrosophilaC. elegans, yeast and bacteria. 

Genomics

& Bioinformatics

Funtion of

Nucleic Acids

Cell, Development &

Disease

Immunology

& Infectious Disease

Structural

Biology

PROGRAMS

The MBB Graduate Program provides advanced education and research training for a career in Academia, Industry or Government. Our MSc and PhD degree programs emphasize research in combination with relevant course work. Students have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with researchers from a wide range of disciplines.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

 

All students are required to have formed a Graduate Supervisory Committee consisting of their Senior Supervisor and at least 2 other members by the end of their first month of enrollment. The Supervisory Committee has the authority to specify an appropriate program of course work meeting or exceeding the minimum requirements stated below.

Students in both programs are required to submit an annual progress report. The objective of committee meetings and progress reports are to confirm that the student's academic development is in keeping with expectations for students at a comparable training level in the chosen research discipline. Aspects to be assessed typically include not only progress in original research (the thesis project itself) but also technical skills, theoretical knowledge, and written and oral communication skills.

All graduate students are expected to attend our Friday morning MBB Research Seminar Series and to regularly participate in a journal club. Journal clubs are discussion groups that focus on the current research literature, and can be in the form of the MBB colloquia, or informal groups consisting of the members of one or more research laboratories. 

MASTERS OF SCIENCE

IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY (MSC)

Transfer to DOCTORAL PROGRAM 

IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY (PHD)

DOCTORAL PROGRAM 

IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY (PHD)

Specializations within the Graduate Programs

Bioinformatics

Interdisciplinary Oncology Graduate Specialization (IOGS)

Specialization in Translational and Integrative Neuroscience (TRAIN)