The Cancer Biology specialization is a focus area within the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program that includes over two dozen faculty members from six departments in three colleges who share a strong interest and a broad expertise in molecular and clinical aspects of the development and treatment of cancer. The basic science and translational research activities of the focus area are closely linked with the clinical research and clinical trials programs of the Robert H. and Mary G. Flint Animal Cancer Center.
Clinical cancer treatment of pet animals is a major strength of the Cancer Biology curriculum. The Cancer Biology specialization combines nationally recognized research training, focused on cutting edge approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment, with innovative clinical trials. Students who choose the Cancer Biology specialization complete all of the requirements of the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, including the three laboratory rotations, during their first year.
Effective Spring 2014
A maximum of 30 credits at the master's degree level may be accepted toward the Ph.D. A professional post baccalaureate degree in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law, or Divinity may be accepted for a maximum of 30 credits.
|BC 563||Molecular Genetics||4|
|BC 565||Molecular Regulation of Cell Function||4|
|or CM 501||Advanced Cell Biology|
|CM 502||Techniques in Molecular & Cellular Biology||2|
|CM 601||Responsible Conduct of Research in CMB||1-3|
|or CM 666||Science and Ethics|
|CM 792||Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar 1||4|
|CM 793||Seminar 2||3|
|ERHS 510||Cancer Biology||3|
|ERHS 611||Cancer Genetics||2|
|Select 47-49 credits from the following: 3||47-49|
Additional Course Work
|Program Total Credits:||72|
CM 792 must be taken a minimum of 4 times for one credit each time.
CM 793 must be taken a minimum of 3 times for one credit each time.
Students must select enough dissertation credits or other course work to bring the program total to a minimum of 72 credits, with approval of graduate advisory committee.