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Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) is an interdisciplinary graduate program that provides students with opportunities to choose from among over 100 mentors whose research spans basic and translational fields of cutting-edge molecular and cellular biology. The MCB program offers Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Molecular Medicine and Translational Science, or Molecular Pathology, and offers a Certificate program in Structural and Computational Biophysics.
Additionally, students will take a short course in analytical skills followed by their selection of three Program-Specific electives taught by the 6 participating MCB Graduate Programs. This course of study is complemented by seminar/discussion courses in Scientific Professionalism and Integrity, and Scientific Communications.
During the first year, students explore scientific research projects by participating in three laboratory research rotations, choosing laboratories from within the 6 participating PhD programs. These laboratory rotations introduce students to new techniques and guide in the selection of a dissertation research advisor. Once a research mentor has been selected, students begin specialization in the research area of that laboratory. Students will complete courses specific to that program of study during the second year.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999