Graduate Program Overview
The graduate program in Molecular Biotechnology trains students at the
interface of several disciplines to prepare them for the challenges of
modern biology and medicine. The program emphasizes extensive research
experience within an interdisciplinary and state-of-the-art research
Students may select dual mentors. For example, students with a strong
background in the physical and computational sciences could have mentors
in biology and computer science. Accordingly, our students will speak
two or more scientific languages.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of their training, students will
design a personalized program. Students will be guided by their
Dissertation Supervisory Committee to obtain knowledge of selected
topics in four areas, as well as a thorough knowledge of topics related
to their chosen area of research. The four areas are:
- molecular/cell biology and genetics;
- physics and instrumentation;
- applied mathematics or computer science.
This requirement can be met through a combination of molecular
biotechnology courses, additional elective courses, and reading
assignments tailored to the student's background and specific interest.
Our world-class facilities are supported by the NIH, NSF and DOE.
Students are assured of financial support throughout their training.
Read more about the Graduate Program (Research facilities, Ph.D. Program, and Admission Requirements).
As another option, you can investigate the new Interdepartmental Program in Computational Molecular Biology, a joint project between several departments including this one.
Faculty offering Graduate Studies
The following faculty in the department accept graduate students:
Ger van den Engh
Graduate Program Coordinator
University of Washington
Department of Molecular Biotechnology
Seattle, WA 98195-7730
Telephone: (206) 616-7297
Fax: (206) 221-5661