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Program in Bioinformatics

University/Institute: University of Toledo, College of Medicine and Life Sciences (UT)
Location: United States - Toledo
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math/Statistics
Degree Offered: Ph.D/DSc (4 years)Ph.D/DSc (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

The UT Bioinformatics Ph.D is one of five tracks in an umbrella program in Biomedical Sciences at a college of Medicine, and focuses on on the application of Bioinformatics to areas of research that Ultimately may have clinical applications. Course work in bioinformatics is combined with applying advanced bioinformatic methods to a research project in one of the other four tracks: cancer biology, medical microbiology & immunology, molecular medicine, and neurosciences. Laboratory rotations, to choose a thesis mentor, begin in the very first term. Students take a mix of core courses common to all five tracks, and specific bioinformatics courses.Required course work and a qualifying exam are completed by the end of the second year. All students complete an individual development plan (IDP) that is regularly updated, and are advised by a thesis committee of five faculty members. During the research-focused years, students also take a journal club, seminar series, elective coursework, and career counseling workshops.

Program Goals:

Graduates will have developed a broad understanding of bioinformatics, with deeper knowledge of specific areas and bioinformatic methods associated with one or more of the other four tracks. They will be experienced in analysis of scientific literature and large datasets, in both written and oral scientific communications. Graduated have basic programming, statistical and data management skills. With electives in other UT colleges available, that range from human resources management to molecular epidemiology, our graduates will be prepared for a range of careers, whether academic, public, or commercial.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2020
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 0
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 5
Average number of incoming students per year: 4
Average number of graduates per year: 0

Program URL: https://www.utoledo.edu/med/depts/bioinfo/
Syllabus URL: [Website due by 31-Jan-2021]

Contact Person: Ms. Heather Buska, Program Secretary ( heather.buska@utoledo.edu )

Last updated: Jan 11, 2021

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