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College of Health Sciences
UC Irvine Graduate Division
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697
The Gateway Program in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology (MCP) leading to the PhD is an interdisciplinary efforts of the Departments of Chemistry, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students in this interdisciplinary program will benefit from the participation of the highly reputed faculty within each of the participating departments. Active research programs in Chemistry include the synthesis of organic molecules and macromolecules of therapeutic significance that cover a large cross-section of chemical and biological space. Faculty in Pharmacology have research programs in areas relevant to pharmaceutical pharmacology, especially neuropharmacology. Molecular Biology & Biochemistry faculty enjoy active research in structural biology and drug design. Participating faculty in Pharmaceutical Sciences have interests in a variety of programs with a direct impact on health sciences.
The MCP program provides students with state-of-the-art practical and theoretical training in their specific field of interest, while also providing a broader exposure to fundamentals of each of the other core disciplines. This dual goal is accomplished through a one-year initial interdisciplinary program of course work and lab rotations, followed by the transition into one of the participating department's Ph.D. programs for in-depth specialization and research work.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans
Locale: Midsize City