PhD in Translational Biosciences with Emphasis in Biochemistry and Biophysics
The PhD in Translational Biosciences will span the entire breadth of the biomedical research spectrum, from basic science discoveries to improved clinical outcomes. Through close collaborations with the outstanding scientists and clinicians of the Precision Health Institute, the Translational Biosciences PhD program will provide state-of-the-art training to young biomedical scientists at the beginning of their scientific careers.
All PhD graduate students in the Translational Biosciences program will complete a total of 72 credit hours, including formal coursework and research credit hours. A minimum of 15 credit hours of formal coursework at the 8000 or 9000 level is required. Graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in their formal coursework. Research credit hours will be graded on a S/U basis.
A modular course structure will focus on Principles and Methodologies and be tailored to the student’s Doctoral Plan of Study. Each module will typically be a ½ semester course, for 1-3 credit hours. Examples of topics that will be covered in the modular courses include: Molecular Cell Biology; Biomolecular NMR; X-Ray Diffraction and Scattering; Fluorescence Probes in Biological Systems; Modern Analytical Biochemistry; Protein Structure Determination by Electron Microscopy. All PhD students will be required to complete at least two modules, along with additional electives.
|Additional Course Options
|Signaling in Molecular Cell Biology
|Enzymology and Metabolic Regulation
|Molecular Biology II
|Human Inherited Diseases
|Advances in Human Genetic Disorders
|Survey of Epigenetics
|Advanced Plant Genetics
|Introduction to Plant Metabolism
|Advanced Plant Physiology
|Molecular Biology of Plant Growth and Development
|Genetics of Plant-Microorganism Interaction
|Organic Reaction Mechanisms
|Applications of Bioinformatics Tools in Biological Research
|Introduction to Bioinformatics Programming