The Diagnostics & Therapeutics (D&T) curricular training track prepares Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) PhD and MS Thesis students for research careers that integrate the basic principles of diagnostics and therapeutics with modern biotechnologies.
Students in this track are at the forefront of translational research, working with faculty engaged in the study of disease and the development of novel diagnostic tests and therapeutic strategies.
Areas of research include clinical trials in neurology, oncology, cardiology, orthopedics/stem cells, and internal medicine, as well as diagnostics and therapeutics for gastrointestinal, renal, orthopedic/regenerative medicine, and reproductive disorders.
In consultation with their graduate advisory committee, students will choose electives for their graduate degree plan.
These courses should provide students with skills in critical thinking, research design and analysis, as well as written and oral scientific communication.
The following courses are commonly-used electives for students in the D&T track:
- STAT 652 Statistics in Research II
- BICH 605 Methods of Biochemical Analysis
- VPAT 640 Mechanisms of Disease
- PHEB 609 Categorical Data Analysis
- VPAT 641 Systemic Pathology I
- VPAT 651 Systemic Pathology II
- VTMI 662 Advanced Immunologic Concepts
- VIBS 608 Epidemiology Methods I
- VIBS 610 Epidemiologic Methods II & Data Analysis
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Prospective Student Contacts
If you have questions relating to faculty and/or research being conducted in this area, please reach out to this track’s faculty leadership.
If you have questions about seeking a faculty mentor, please contact our admissions coordinator.