The UW Medicine Pathology Molecular Basis of Disease Graduate Program offers graduate training in biology with an emphasis on disease mechanisms. Students receive their Ph.D. degrees for research in tumor biology, developmental biology, vascular biology, virology, aging, neuropathology or genetics, diabetes and obesity, regenerative medicine and stem cells, all with an emphasis on applying these basic disciplines to disease processes. The diversity of our program reflects the strengths of a large faculty located at the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. UW Medicine Pathology is also one of the best funded pathology programs in the country based on annual NIH grant funding awards.
The research interests of the faculty include vascular biology, tumor biology, environmental biology, aging, neurobiology, the immune response, inflammation and repair, the biology of the extra cellular matrix, and the fundamental processes underlying disease, such as the regulation of gene expression and protein synthesis, the structure and function of oncogenes, viral and nonviral transformation, chromatin structure, mutagenesis, and DNA repair and genetic recombination. The department has approximately 60 graduate faculty members and about 50 postdoctoral fellows who interact with graduate students.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000 and above