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The PhD program in molecular and cellular biology prepares students for careers that span traditional disciplinary boundaries. Research in this exciting field is focused on understanding the fundamental molecular events that are at the core of all life. The goal of the program is to provide a diverse range of research and training opportunities for doctoral students interested in pursuing a transdisciplinary approach to their studies that extends beyond the traditional boundaries of biological research. The broad-based training provides the necessary skills for professional careers in academic institutions, governmental institutions and industry, particularly those related to health and chemical sciences.
Participating faculty members and researchers are drawn from multiple departments, colleges, centers and institutes across the university, including the School of Life Sciences; the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering; the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy; the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences; the School of Human Evolution and Social Change; the Department of Psychology; and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Participating faculty members are also based at partner institutions in the greater Phoenix area, including the Translational Genomics Research Institute, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Barrow Neurological Institute, Carl T. Hayden Veteran's Administration Medical Center and University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.