Graduate Studies
MBT: Graduate Studies


Overview of the graduate program offered by the Department of Molecular Biotechnology:

* Program Overview
* Courses offered
* Application checklist
* Faculty accepting students
* Contact Information

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Graduate Studies

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 environment.

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:

  1. molecular/cell biology and genetics;
  2. chemistry;
  3. physics and instrumentation;
  4. 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).

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Courses Offered by the Department

How to apply to the Department

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:

* Ruedi Aebersold
* Robert Franza
* Joan Goverman
* Phil Green
* Mary-Claire King
* Leroy Hood
* Leonid Kruglyak
* Peter Nelson
* Debbie Nickerson
* Elaine Ostrander
* Barbara Trask
* Ger van den Engh
* John Yates

Contact Information

Postal Mail:

Graduate Program Coordinator
Box 357730
University of Washington
Department of Molecular Biotechnology
Seattle, WA 98195-7730

Telephone: (206) 616-7297
Fax: (206) 221-5661

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