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Advisory Committee

Dr. Carol Casey (Chair and Program Director), Dr. Alexey Kamenskiy, Dr. Iqbal Ahmad

PhD Curriculum

Students enrolled in the MSIA - Clinically Relevant Basic Research PhD program will engage in and learn processes and methodologies affiliated with basic science studies that have translational relevance to the health of patients. Types of research considered clinically relevant include, but are not limited to the use of animal and cell culture models to examine mechanisms of disease, bio-modeling of disease states by technological approaches, and development of technology to study biological processes and diagnose and treat human diseases and medical conditions.  

Coursework

Students pursuing the PhD degree in MSIA - Clinically Relevant Basic Research must complete the following courses: 

Biostatistics (2 courses)
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
Core Curriculum
Two graduate-level courses in cell biology and/or molecular medicine (selected with input from the Supervisory Committee)
MSIA 970SEMINAR1
MSIA 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-9
Electives (5 courses)
The student's Supervisory Committee will determine the appropriate elective courses
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training