Wednesday March 10, 2010
Cell, Development, & Microbiology
The mission of the CDM program is to educate and train graduate students through coursework and laboratory research in the subjects of biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, cell biology, and development. Governed by a three-member Section Committee consisting of an elected Section Leader and the two Graduate Committee representatives.
Admission: All students must be admitted to the Graduate Program of the Department of Biological Sciences. Students may enter by applying directly to the Department of Biological Sciences or by applying through the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology with the Department of Biological Sciences as the host department.
Curriculum and Research: Students are encouraged to do laboratory rotations in their first year to sample the diverse research in the Departments of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Students must take specific CORE courses, as well as additional courses in the field. All graduate students attend seminars and give annual presentations. In addition, two breadth courses (in related disciplines outside of the core courses) are required of Ph.D. students. Details of requirements for M.S. and Ph.D. candidates are in the program description, including general M.S. and Ph.D. requirements for graduate programs at Ohio University. Typical schedules for M.S. and Ph.D. students are illustrated in the annual progress report forms.
Courses: A wide array of graduate offerings are available within the discipline and in other relevant areas.
Required courses represent subjects that are critical for research in the program.
The following are required for all students (M.S. and Ph.D.):
Statistics (BIOS 670 or PBIO 515)
Biochemistry I, II (CHEM 590+591)
Cell Biology (PBIO 531 or MCB 760)
Students in the Ph.D. program are also required to take:
Advanced Cell Biology (MCB 760)
Molecular Genetics or Gene Regulation (BIOS526 or BIOS527)
One additional core course
Two breadth courses (see list below)
Additional courses may be required by each student’s advisor and/or committee. For example, Writing in the Life Sciences (PBIO 518) is recommended.