Cancer Biology Theme
|Theme Director:||Lalita Shevde-Samant, PhD|
|Theme Co-Director:||Soory Varambally, PhD|
The goal of the Cancer Biology (CANB) theme is to train the next generation of cancer biologists so that they will make significant contributions to basic and clinical research. Students will receive training over a broad base–integrating molecular, cellular, biochemical and biological experimental approaches. Combinations of courses, seminars, small group discussions and hands-on research provide each student with a customized dissertation experience. Students will have opportunities to work with outstanding investigators throughout the UAB campus in the areas of tumor micro-environment, metastasis, cancer genetics, stem cells, gene therapy of cancer, pharmacology/toxicology, signaling and tumor immunology. Successful graduates will have a firm foundation upon which they can build careers in academia, research institutions, industry or government.
Prospective students should visit the GBS Admissions page for information on admissions requirements, application deadlines, and how to apply.
|Lab Rotation I|
|Lab Rotation 2|
|Lab Rotation 3|
|Basic Biochemistry and Metabolism|
|Basic Genetics and Molecular Biology|
|Basic Biological Organization|
|Genomic Structure and Function|
|Theme Required Courses||18|
|Pathobiology of Cancer|
|Cancer Biology Seminar 1|
|GBS Student Theme Meeting Course 1|
|GBS Required Courses||6|
|Intro to Biostats|
|Principles of Scientific Integrity|
|Three Advanced Courses 3||9|
|Journal Clubs 4||8|
|Research Hours 5||24|
Required each fall and spring semester, 2nd year until graduation
Courses selected from the following: GBS 700, GBS 702, GBS 715, GBS 718, GBS 726, GBS 727, GBS 729, GBS 732, GBS 739, GBS 749, GBS 754, GBS 757, GBS 765, GBS 775, GBS 778, GBS 779, GBSC 705, GBSC 706, GBSC 707, GBSC 708, GBSC 709 GBSC 710, GBSC 712, GBSC 715, GBSC 717, GBSC 721, GBSC 724, GBSC 725, GBSC 728, GBSC 730, GBSC 732, GBSC 734, GBSC 735, GBSC 740, GBSC 741 or approved course.
Required each fall and spring semester, 2nd year until graduation. Courses selected from the following: GBS 728, GBS 736, GBS 746J, GBS 747J, GBS 756, GBS 766, GBS 776, GBS 786J, GBS 793, GBSC 700, GBSC 720
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 through VIVA Health UAB. The annual stipend for the current academic year is $29,000. The total annual award value, including stipend, tuition, fees and health insurance is >$37,500. Stipends are reviewed and updated regularly.
The faculty listing for the Cancer Biology theme is located here.