Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Genomics and Bioinformatics
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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 and elective courses. 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 interdisciplinary core courses, required genomics 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 register for up to 24 credits of dissertation research through completion and successful oral defense of a written dissertation.
|Required interdisciplinary core|
|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 8235||Applied Biostatistics for Basic Research|
|Required genomics core|
|24 credits elective courses selected in consultation with graduate program advisor:|
|ANAT 6130||Clinically Oriented Human Embryology|
|ANAT 6150||Clinically Oriented Human Microscopic Anatomy|
|ANAT 6160||Clinically Oriented Human Functional Neuroanatomy|
|ANAT 6182||Fundamentals of Translational Science|
|ANAT 6275||Advanced Studies in Translational Sciences|
|BIOC 6240||Next Generation Sequencing|
|BIOC 6242||Bioscience Big Data Statistics|
|BIOC 8232||Molecular and Cellular Signaling|
|CANC 8221||The Basic Science of Oncology|
|GENO 6236||Medical Genomics|
|GENO 8234||Genomics and Precision Medicine Seminar|
|GENO 8998||Advanced Readings and Research|
|MICR 6292||Tropical Infectious Diseases|
|MICR 8210||Infection and Immunity|
|MICR 8230||Molecular and Cellular Immunology|
|MICR 8270||Advanced Topics in Immunology|
|NRSC 8284||Conceptual and Experimental Neuroscience|
|PHAR 6116||Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine|
|PHAR 6206||Advanced Pharmacology|
|PUBH 6276||Health Microbiology|
|PUBH 6278||Public Health Virology|
|GENO 8999||Dissertation Research|
|Required courses may be waived at the discretion of the graduate program director based on written documentation of prior equivalent coursework. Any waiver increases the number of electives required, by the number of credits waived.|