Reflecting the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of biomedical research, the Jefferson College of Life Sciences utilizes a Targeted Flexible Entry Pathway for admissions to our PhD Programs in the Life Sciences.
This allows students to explore research opportunities across multiple programs and research areas and participate in a first year curriculum that includes core fundamentals essential to all biomedical fields. In addition, students select laboratory rotations and more specialized advanced courses during their first year that are targeted to their research interests and career objectives.
By the end of the first year, students choose their thesis advisor and matriculate into one of the below PhD programs for their further studies.
The PhD Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology trains students to become talented research scientists with a multidisciplinary approach, providing strong basic knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics.
The PhD Program in Genetics, Genomics & Cancer Biology takes a multidisciplinary approach to training students to become independent scientific investigators by providing a comprehensive knowledge base in genetics, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology and bioinformatics.