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Graduate Record 2015-2016 
Graduate Record 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Cell Biology

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Jordan Hall
P.O. Box 800732
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0732
(434) 924-2835 Fax: (434) 982-3912
http://www.medicine, virginia.edu/basic-science/departments/cell-biology

Application and Admission

Prospective students should apply through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences using the directions on the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program website: http://bims.virginia.edu/prospective-students/apply-now/.

Degree Requirements

Immediately preceding the first year of study, students typically enroll for Summer Session and complete a summer rotation between July 1 and August 15. During the first year of study, all Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) students are required to enroll in the Core Course in Integrative Biosciences (CCIB, BIMS 6000), complete three lab rotations and an approved program of advanced course modules. The advanced course of study varies considerably among students, as it is based on the particular research interest of individual students. In the Spring semester of the second year, students who have elected to matriculate in the Cell Biology PhD program are required to successfully defend an oral research proposal as qualification to advance to candidacy.

One of the primary expectations for the Ph.D. degree in Cell Biology is the ability of the student to carry out relatively independent research while matriculating with the goal of becoming an independent investigator upon completion of the program. In addition, the dissertation must represent an original and significant contribution to science and must be of merit sufficient to achieve publication in a professional peer-reviewed journal. Students are required to publish a minimum of one article as a first author in a peer reviewed professional journal prior to the dissertation defense.

Course Descriptions

Note: The following courses are open to those who plan to work toward a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Cell Biology; admission to most of these courses requires instructor permission. 


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