Sep 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 

Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Department

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Chair: H. V. Baker
Graduate Coordinator: A. S. Lewin

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The Graduate Faculty of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology participate in the interdisciplinary program (IDP) in medical sciences, leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree, with specialization in one of the six advanced concentration areas of the IDP (see Medical Sciences). Departmental areas of research associated with the IDP focus on topical problems in molecular genetics, viral genetics, and viral and bacterial pathogenesis. Faculty in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology also participate in the M.S. programs (see Medical Sciences). In addition to courses associated with the IDP, the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology maintains the courses listed below.

Biotechnology: This Master of Science program is for students seeking careers in the biomedical industry as research or managerial associates; students seeking careers as teachers or educators at any level, but primarily high school or junior college; or students seeking an in-depth understanding of modern biology and scientific research as an end in itself or in preparation for further graduate study. The foundation of the M.S. program is a basic understanding of molecular and cell biology and the performance of a high-quality research project, culminating in a thesis, under the direction of a skilled mentor, with supervision by a committee composed of members of the Graduate Faculty. Specialization may be in any of the fields of research being pursued at the College of Medicine including but not limited to molecular genetics, gene therapy, bacterial or viral pathogenesis, protein structure, toxicology, mammalian genetics, wound healing, and congenital eye diseases.

For more information contact the Master’s Program Coordinator, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, P.O. Box 100266, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, Telephone (352)392-3314 or visit 

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