Genetics, Genomics & Cancer Biology

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctorate

Program Length

4-5 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Prerequisities

BS/MS | See more

Contact Information

Program

Name: Lucia Languino, PhD
Position: Program Director

233 South 10th Street
Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Suite 506
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-503-3442

Admissions

Telephone: 215-951-2800

The PhD Program in Genetics, Genomics & Cancer Biology provides aspiring students with the background, training and experience necessary to launch careers as independent scientific investigators and scholars in the field of molecular genetics of disease, genomics and cancer biology.

Application Process & Deadlines

DECEMBER 1 - Application Deadline

Application Requirements & Instructions

Program Overview

The PhD Program in Genetics, Genomics & Cancer Biology provides aspiring students with the background, training and experience necessary to launch careers as independent scientific investigators and scholars in the field of molecular genetics of disease, genomics and cancer biology. The Program is designed to take a multidisciplinary approach to the field by providing the student with a strong basic knowledge of genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology, with additional exposure to other areas of related interest. Additionally, the Program provides sufficient flexibility so that graduating students can pursue research careers in either an academic or industrial setting.

Research laboratories are primarily located in the Bluemle Life Sciences Building. In addition to extensive basic equipment and facilities, the Program provides access to numerous specialized resources. These include facilities for cancer genomics, peptide synthesis and sequencing, cell sorting by flow cytometry, protein purification and characterization, microarray analyses and biomolecular imaging.

Curriculum

The Program is focused on research training, which begins in the first year as rotations in different laboratories, and continues as the student begins potential thesis projects in a chosen mentor's laboratory. 

Our Team

Research

See what we're doing in the fields of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology, Chemical & Structural Biology and Molecular Biology & Gene Regulation.