Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati
Address: 3333 Burnet Ave, ML 7007 Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039 United States
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Review: Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program
Degree Offered: Ph.D.- Molecular and Developmental Biology Format: Campus
Program Description: In the Molecular and Developmental Biology graduate program world-renowned faculty lead research teams integrating basic research in model organisms with translational research into disorders & diseases in children. Since the program is based at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, you will pursue your PhD degree while experiencing the best of two worlds: a nationally recognized academic medical center (University of Cincinnati) coupled with one of the USÆs leading children's hospitals. This interdisciplinary program offers a wide range of research opportunities, aimed at understanding and curing disorders and diseases in children, including: Mechanisms of Development Organogenesis (Systems Biology) Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling Stem Cell Biology Reproductive Biology Neurobiology Immunology Human Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Gene Therapy Model organisms include Xenopus, mouse, fly, chicken, and zebrafish The program accepts 10-20 new students per year and there are over 50 students in the program. Our students publish in top journals, including Nature, Cell, PNAS. Student stipends, tuition & health insurance are paid for by the program. There are also competitive fellowship awards, including two special prize fellowships. International Student Requirements: Before their admission to the University is completed, all international students must fulfill U.S. Immigration Service requirements and register with the International Student Services Office. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English and must be taken before admission is granted. This requirement may be waived for international students who have a degree from an accredited American college or university and who have studied oral and written English while a student in the American college or university. Presently, the minimum UC College of Medicine TOEFL score for graduate work is 600 (paper), 250 (computer) and 100 (internet). The Oral English Proficiency (OEPT) Testing Program was implemented in 1986 to assess the oral English language skills of graduate students who are nonnative speakers of English. Students are required to take the test during their first year of study.
Financial Aid Offered: No