Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Biochemistry and Systems Biology
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The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy program.
72 credits, including required core, dissertation, and elective coursework. Successful completion of a grant-style qualifier examination is required for advancement to candidacy. In addition, students perform full-time research in faculty laboratories for the duration of their program. In GW laboratories, they are hired as paid research assistants/associates in the third year and beyond of the program.
Students are advised to complete up to 48 credits comprising required core courses, electives, and advanced readings and research in the first two years of PhD study. Upon successful completion of a grant-style qualifier, students then register for up to 24 credits of dissertation research through completion and successful oral defense of a written dissertation.
|ANAT 6160||Clinically Oriented Human Functional Neuroanatomy|
|or MICR 8210||Infection and Immunity|
|or PHAR 6116||Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine|
|BMSC 8210||Genes to Cells|
|BMSC 8212||Systems Physiology|
|BMSC 8215||Lab Rotations|
|BMSC 8216||Scientific Writing, Presentation Skills, and Seminar Planning|
|BMSC 8217||Ethics and Grant Writing|
|BMSC 8218||Career Options in the Biomedical Sciences|
|BMSC 8230||Molecular Basis of Human Disease|
|BMSC 8231||Introduction to Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics|
|BMSC 8234||Seminar in Systems Biology|
|BMSC 8235||Applied Biostatistics for Basic Research|
|BMSC 8999||Dissertation Research (taken for 12 - 24 credits)|
|CSCI 3571||Introduction to Bioinformatics|
|20-32 credits in elective courses. Recommended electives include:|
|BMSC 8237||Muscle: Heath and Disease|
|BMSC 8998||Readings and Research|
|MMED 8214||Molecular Medicine Seminar|
|MMED 8282||Neural Development and Neurodevelopmental Disorders|
|MMED 8283||Current Topics in Neuroscience|
- Molecular basis of inherited muscle and CNS disease utilizing DNA gene chip technology
- Genomic, epigenetic, metabolomic, and bioinformatic analyses
- Mechanistic pathways, genomics, proteomics, clinical medicine
- Autoimmune and inflammatory responses in disease
- Co-regulator biology