What to Expect
Our PhD is a part of the Biomedical Sciences Training Program, which has 11 different PhD options under the biomedical sciences umbrella. Our interdisciplinary approach allows you to specialize in genetics and genome sciences while also taking electives in related topics. We also have a close connection with clinical genetics, as we share resources with the Genetic Counseling Training Program.
Your program will begin with three lab rotations before you dive into your coursework in year two with classes such as advanced developmental genetics, yeast genetics, and principles of genetic epidemiology. You’ll also take a grant writing workshop, which prepares you to apply for National Institutes of Health grants and beyond. After your second year, you’ll enter into full-time research in your area of interest, making discoveries and learning alongside our impressive research staff and renowned faculty members.