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Graduate Training Programs

The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BGP) was developed to provide both breadth and depth of high quality training to prepare its graduates for successful careers in biomedical research. This is achieved through an efficient, rigorous curriculum designed specifically for graduate students in this program. The theme of the BGP is "The Biology of Human Disease," and this is reflected in the topics of the Core Curriculum. These topics span the range from biochemistry and molecular biology through cell, tissue and organ biology, to integrated organ systems. This material is always presented so that the student will understand how the complex interactions of these mechanisms at different levels of organization lead to the expression of human diseases.

The Medical Scientist Training Program at the Ohio State University (MSTP) involves rigorous training in both clinical medicine and basic research that leads to both the MD and PhD degrees. Our unique integrated curriculum was cooperatively developed by faculty from the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BGP), the Independent Study Program (ISP) of the medical school, the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGSP), and the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program (BME).

Molecular Microbiology provides an interface between academic molecular biology and real world applications in human health care and the environment. Modern molecular microbiology is already an exciting reality. The faculty of the Department of Microbiology have research interests and expertise that cover all aspects of the interactions of microorganisms with humans, animals and the environment, ranging from the molecular basis of diseases and antibiotics to commercial enzymes, from immunobiology and cancer to pollutant biodegradation and environmental remediation, from life at 100 C at the bottom of the ocean to photosynthesis, from fermentation and food protection to waste treatment.

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
MCDB offers a course of study leading to the doctoral degree. Research training is very diverse and areas of study include: Cell Biology, Gene Expression, DNA Replication, Developmental Biology, Molecular Medicine, Virology, Cancer Biology/Genetics, Plant Molecular Biology, Molecular Neurobiology, RNA Processing. MCDB emphasizes an integrative approach to the discipline, encompassing the molecular, cellular, and organismic levels of organization. Students undergo training in a core of courses in molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology and biochemistry. A typical graduate program begins with a course-intensive first year of study, followed by some additional elective coursework in the second year.

Veterinary Biosciences
As a part of one the most comprehensive health sciences centers in the nation, the graduate program in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences at The Ohio State University offers outstanding training opportunities for post-doctoral veterinary and pre-doctoral, non-veterinary students whose career goals include medical specialty and/or research education leading to a PhD or MS degree. The biosciences graduate program offers an opportunity to work with nationally- and internationally-renowned faculty within the department as well as faculty in the Ohio State University colleges of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, the Comprehensive Cancer Center and The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
No matter if your interests in food, agriculture, or the environment involve fundamental discovery or are more applied in nature, there will be a way for you to uncover knowledge here that advances the human condition.