Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics, Genomics & Cancer Biology


1020 Locust St., M46

Jefferson Alumni Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19107

United States


(215) 503-4400

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.- Genetics, Genomics and Cancer Biology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The PhD Program in Genetics, Genomics & Cancer Biology provides aspiring students with the background, training and experience necessary to launch careers as independent scientific investigators and scholars in the field of molecular genetics of disease, genomics and cancer biology.

The Program is designed to take a multidisciplinary approach to the field by providing the student with a strong basic knowledge of genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology, with additional exposure to other areas of related interest. Additionally, the Program provides sufficient flexibility so that graduating students can pursue research careers in either an academic or industrial setting.

Research laboratories are primarily located in the Bluemle Life Sciences Building.

In addition to extensive basic equipment and facilities, the Program provides access to numerous specialized resources. These include facilities for cancer genomics, peptide synthesis and sequencing, cell sorting by flow cytometry, protein purification and characterization, microarray analyses and biomolecular imaging.


Thomas Jefferson University is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Telephone: (267) 284-5000. E-mail: Spanish: españ

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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