- Molecular-Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS)
An interdisciplinary graduate program encompassing: cell and developmental biology, immunology and infectious disease, molecular and evolutionary genetics, molecular medicine, molecular toxicology, neurobiology.
Mission: The Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) Graduate Program aims to provide a rigorous and in-depth training across a wide range of fields in the biological sciences. Students and faculty in the program work to understand normal and disease processes at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
Overview: Students accepted in to the program perform three rotations their first semester. Rotation labs can be chosen from across departments. At the end of the first semester students choose their thesis lab and one of the program emphasis areas mentioned above.
Within the Molecular-Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) program, there’s a Molecular Toxicology track.
Overview: The Molecular Toxicology emphasis area focuses on investigating how, why, and when chemicals cause harm to life-such as affecting cellular and molecular processes leading to cancer. To achieve this goal, in addition to specialized coursework, students conduct original research in collaboration with a faculty mentor into the interaction between living systems and chemicals.
More info regarding the MCIBS program can be found here.