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The Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology and Neuroscience supports students as they engage in self-directed discovery. In this program, you will develop a foundation in experimental biology through our comprehensive academic program. The program features a combination of core, skill, and focus coursework, followed by independent, hands-on exploratory research. See below for the comprehensive course list.

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Foundation Courses

  • MCBN Foundations I
  • MCBN Foundations II

Skill Courses

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Scientific Writing

Focus Courses

  • Biomolecular Interactions
  • Cell Culture & Stem Cells
  • Graduate Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurophysiology 
  • Neuropharmacology & Behavior

Additional Required Courses

  • Responsible Conduct in Research Training
  • Laboratory Rotations
  • Advanced Graduate Research
  • Thesis Research/Ph.D.