Cancer Biology Ph.D.
Saint Joseph’s University’s Cancer Biology PhD program prepares you to be a cancer biology researcher in academia or the public or private sector. Our fully-funded, joint program with The Wistar Institute, an international leader in biomedical research, combines the basic mechanisms of cancer biology with the translational aspects of drug discovery.
In this program, you’ll learn how the cancer cell works compared to normal cells and strategies to employ for new therapeutic regimens — high-demand skills in today’s research workforce. You'll also get thorough experience in experimental design, rigorous and ethical research conduct and robust analytical approaches and have the opportunity to publish in scientific journals.
|BIO 624L||Biotechnology Lab||0|
|BIO 786||Research Ethics||1|
|BIO 861||Cell and Molecular Biology||3|
|BIO 887||PhD Colloquium||1|
|BIO 897||Scientific Proposals||2|
|CHM 728||Advanced Biochemistry||3|
|CBI 785||Introduction to Research||2|
|BIO 801||Scientific Discourse||1|
|CBI 815||Cancer Biology||3|
|CBI 880||Molecular Screening||2|
|CBI 890||Journal Club||2|
|2 credits from the following:||2|
|Advanced Topics in Biology|
|CBI 899||Doctoral Research||20|
CBI 785 Introduction to Research (1-4 credits)
This course is designed for students who are beginning the research phase of their thesis project. The course consists of atleast two rotations in the laboratories of program faculty.
CBI 815 Cancer Biology (3 credits)
This course is focused on the basic pathways and mechanisms of cancer development and progression as well as currentapproaches for the identification of therapies for the treatment of cancer.
CBI 880 Molecular Screening (2 credits)
with The goal of this course is to provide hands-on planning, conceptualization, and assay development of a molecular screening strategy relevant to cancer biology and cancer therapeutics. The wet lab component of the course is designed to leverage the existing collaboration between Wistar centered on the Molecular Screening Facility at The Wistar Institute.
CBI 890 Journal Club (2 credits)
CBI 899 Doctoral Research (1-9 credits)