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Graduate Committee:  Dr. Andrew Dudley (Chair & Program Director), Dr. Shantaram Joshi, Dr. Kishor Bhakat, Dr. Gargi Ghosal, Dr. Shannon Buckley, Dr. Anna Dunaevsky, Dr. Kaustubh Datta, Dr. Jennifer Black, and Dr. Karen Gould (ex officio)  

The Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology Master of Science program includes coursework and research, and is designed to enhance a career in biomedical research, medicine or dentistry.


The 2 year, research-based curriculum is individualized, designed to complement the student's unique background as well as their thesis research project.  Courses required of all students enrolled in the Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology MS program are listed below:

Required Courses
MGCB 970SEMINAR (each Fall and Spring)1
MGCB 903JOURNAL CLUB (each Fall and Spring)1
Four additional graduate-level courses
These courses must be graded (not Pass/Fail) and will be identified by the student's Advisory Committee based on the student's background and research area. The specific curriculum will be designed in consultation with the research mentor and approved by the MGCB Graduate Program Committee.
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training