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Graduate Program Curriculum

Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics graduate program is designed to offer training in the area of genetics. The program offers a range of training opportunities in molecular, cellular, developmental and human genetics. The areas of faculty research include molecular genetics, molecular biology of gene regulation, somatic cell genetics, developmental genetics, medical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular cytogenetics, population genetics, biochemical genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. Some laboratories are focusing on processes such as DNA repair mechanisms at both the basic understanding level and in relation to human disease. Others are involved in positional cloning and characterization of human disease genes. Still other labs are working on basic genetic problems such as cell differentiation in, for example, normal and abnormal muscle cells. One theme in the program is a utilization of a variety of genetic, molecular and cellular approaches for analyzing normal and disease processes. Students have the opportunity to receive genetics clinical experience while participating in the Genetics Clinic on an optional basis.  The opportunities for graduate research on a variety of genetic problems is, however, the central feature of the training program.
 
Molecular and Medical Genetics is a participating department in the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (PMCB) at Oregon Health & Science University. This program offers a joint admissions process and a standard first-year curriculum for the five participating departments. The purpose of the program is to offer students the flexibility to select first-year research rotations with any of the participating faculty to gain as much information and experience as possible before making the crucial selection of a topic and mentor for dissertation research.

THE FIRST YEAR CURRICULUM:

PMCB Core Curriculum

Second year curriculum:


 Course Name

Course Number

Credits

 When

 Eukaryotic Genetics
 MGEN 622
 3  F
 Journal Club
 XXXX 606
 1  F, W, Sp
 Departmental Seminar
 MGEN 607A
 1  F, W, Sp
 Departmental Grand Rounds
 MGEN 611
 1  F, W, Sp
 Genetic Basis of Disease
 MGEN 623
 3  Sp

Common elective Courses:


 Course Name

 Course Number

Credits

 When

 Essentials of Molecular and Medical Genetics
 MGEN 610
 2  Sp
Clinical Experience in Medical Genetics
 MGEN 609
 2  TBA
 Mechanisms of Cancer Journal Club
 MGEN 606
 1  F, W, Sp
 Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Journal Club
 MGEN 605C
 1  F, W, Sp