Cancer Biology Theme
|Theme Director:||Lalita Shevde-Samant, PhD|
|Theme Co-Director:||Soory Varambally, PhD|
Cancer Biology is one of eight interdisciplinary PhD themes within Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS). Students select a theme upon application but have access to faculty and courses from across GBS, allowing for flexibility in both research and academics.
The Cancer Biology Theme provides training opportunities in multiple and contemporary areas of cancer research. Outstanding basic and translational research faculty from various schools, departments, and centers participate in training the next generation of basic and translational cancer researchers.
Prospective students should visit the GBS Admissions page for information on admissions requirements, application deadlines, and how to apply.
All students accepted into GBS programs receive a competitive annual stipend and fully paid tuition and fees. Single coverage health insurance is also provided at no cost to the student. Please reference the GBS Financial Support page for further information.
|Lab Rotation 1|
|Lab Rotation 2|
|Lab Rotation 3|
|Core Concepts in Research: Critical Thinking & Error Analysis|
|Basic Biochemistry and Metabolism|
|Basic Genetics and Molecular Biology|
|Basic Biological Organization|
|Genomic Structure and Function|
|Theme Required Courses||12|
|Model Systems for Genetic Analyses|
|Pathobiology of Cancer|
|Cancer Biology Seminar 1|
|GBS Required Courses||49|
|Principles of Scientific Integrity|
Journal Clubs 4
Three Advanced Courses 5
Required each fall and spring semester, 2nd year until graduation
Required each fall and spring semester, 2nd year until graduation. Courses selected from the following: GBS 736, GBS 746J, GBS 747J, GBS 756, GBS 766, GBS 776, GBS 786J, GBS 793, GBSC 700, GBSC 713, GBSC 720
Three advanced courses select from the following: GBS 700, GBS 702, GBS 715, GBS 718, GBS 726, GBS 727, GBS 729, GBS 739, GBS 742, GBS 749, GBS 754, GBS 757, GBS 765, GBS 775, GBS 778, GBS 779, GBS 783, GBSC 705, GBSC 706, GBSC 707, GBSC 709, GBSC 710, GBSC 712, GBSC 714, GBSC 715, GBSC 717, GBSC 721, GBSC 724, GBSC 725, GBSC 728, GBSC 730, GBSC 732, GBSC 734, GBSC 735, GBSC 736, GBSC 740, GBSC 741, GBSC 743, BME 770, BME 772, BME 780, or other approved course.
Student must complete 24 hours total of dissertation research, GBS 799.
The faculty listing for the Cancer Biology theme is located here.
For further information, please reference the GBS website.