Genetics, Genomics & Bioninformatics
|Theme Director||Kevin Dybvig, Ph.D.|
|Theme Co-Director||Zsuzsa Bebok, M.D.|
Genetics, Genomics, & Bioinformatics (GGB) 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 GGB theme provides flexible, didactic, and integrated training opportunities across the broad disciplines of genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics. Our goal is to prepare students for independent research careers in experimental and computational disciplines, or the combination of those in academic research institutions and industry. To support this broad subject, the academic departments at UAB offer a large pool of mentors with expertise in varied research areas. The research interests of our mentors and students span the fields of genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, cancer biology, biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, immunology, and neuroscience. In addition, we teamed up with the UAB Informatics Institute and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology to accommodate training in their specific areas.
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|
|Module Courses 1||8|
|Theme Required Courses||9|
|Methods and Scientific Logic|
|GBS Student Theme Meeting Course 2|
|GBS Required Courses||49|
|Principles of Scientific Integrity|
Grant-Writing/Scientific Communication 3
Journal Clubs 5
Three Advanced Courses 6
The faculty listing for the Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics theme is located here.
For further information, please reference the GBS website.