Molecular Genetics and Genomics Program

The Molecular Genetics and Genomics Program in the Wake Forest School of Medicine is an interdisciplinary research and PhD training program composed of a diverse group of investigators employing molecular and genetic approaches to biomedical research.

The Program includes molecular biologists from each of the basic science departments of the School of Medicine as well as clinical faculty involved in laboratory research. Participating investigators include faculty from the departments of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Surgery. Many program faculty are also members of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University. 

Part of the first-year Molecular & Cellular Biosciences (MCB) track, the objective of the PhD training program is to provide an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes the detailed analysis of fundamental biological processes using the tools of molecular biology and genetics. Individualized programs of study are designed to train students for independent careers in research and teaching. The first year MCB curriculum provides broad exposure to the fundamentals of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and microbiology.

After the completion of the first year in the MCB track, students that select a Molecular Genetics & Genomics research advisor begin specialization in the research area of that laboratory. Areas of active investigation include the genetics of complex diseases, genetic epidemiology, epigenetics, and bioinformatics.

Click here to obtain information on the APPLICATION PROCESS for the Molecular Genetics and Genomics Program.

Quick Reference

Telephone 336-713-7005

Dr. Timothy Howard
Program Director

tdhoward@wakehealth.edu

Dr. Nicholette Allred
Graduate Students Recruiting Director

nallred@wakehealth.edu

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