The Molecular and Cellular Biology Track is an integrated, multidisciplinary graduate training program emphasizing gene function, animal development, and disease. Learn more >
The Neuroscience Track is an integrated, interdisciplinary graduate training program examining the functions of the nervous system. Learn more >
Students in the Biomedical Engineering track receive training in the biological, physical and computational sciences through a combination of core and advanced courses, and interdisciplinary research. Learn more >
The Toxicology Track is an innovative, multidisciplinary graduate program investigating the consequences of exposure to chemical agents on living organisms and the environment. Learn more >
The Functional Genomics Track is a highly interactive, interdisciplinary program that brings together biologists, computer and information scientists, mathematicians, engineers, biophysicists, and chemists to examine fundamental biological processes related to gene and protein function and interactions. Learn more >
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Toxicology is an applied discipline that incorporates and builds on all of the other scientific disciplines. Thus, the Toxicology Track is an innovative, multidisciplinary graduate program investigating the consequences of exposure to chemical agents on living organisms and the environment, and the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie those consequences. Students in the toxicology track are expected to take core courses in such classes as molecular biology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and general toxicology with the goal of exposing students to the broad aspects of the toxicology field. The students take more specific courses in their area of focus. Research programs engaged in the track cover a broad range and include comparative marine toxicology, chemical carcinogenesis, immunotoxicology, toxicogenomics, neurotoxicology, and outer space toxicology, among others. The focus of a student’s dissertation work will primarily be determined by their choice of laboratory, but it is anticipated that the integrated nature of the field will be reflected in the course work and doctoral committee members, which are likely to be from multiple participating institutions.