Program Curriculum

Rotations

During their first year, students will rotate through three independent laboratories.  Those rotations will allow students to attain experimental knowledge in various disciplines within cancer biology.  At the end of those three rotations students will select a laboratory for their dissertation research.


Courses

Required courses are typically completed by the second year.  Courses include Basic Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Introductory Graduate Seminar, Values in Science & Bioethics, Cancer Biology, Advanced Graduate Seminar, Hypothesis Design and Grant Writing, Cancer Pharmacology, Advanced Graduate Research, Design & Analysis of Experiments (Biostatistics), Cancer Clinical Colloquium.  Elective courses include Eukaryotic Chromosome Organization/Function, Human Genetics, Bioinformatics, Population Biology and Evolution of Disease, and Genetic Epidemiology, and Certificate Program in Translational Research.

Year 1 - Fall

Course #

Course name

Credits*

Credits AS**

IBS 555 

Principles of Basic Biomedical and Biological Sciences

6

6

IBS 523

Cancer Biology I

4

4

CB 570r

Introductory Graduate Seminar

2

2

CB 597r

Laboratory Rotations

2

2

 

 

Year 1 - Spring

Course #

Course name

Credits*

Credits AS**

IBS 556

Principles of Basic Biomedical and Biological Sciences

6

6

IBS 524

Cancer Biology II

4

4

CB 570r

Introductory Graduate Seminar

2

2

CB 597r

Laboratory Rotations***

2

2

IBS 606

Values in Science

1

0

Year 1 - Summer

mentor chosen, dissertation research underway, TATTO training

 

 

Part 1 – Qualifying Exam (May/June)

 

 

 

TOTAL: 28

Year 2-Fall

 

 

IBS 761

Cancer Pharmacology

3

3

IBS 790r

Advanced Graduate Seminar

2

2

IBS XXX

Elective #

3-4

3-4

IBS 699r

Advanced Research (until approved for candidacy)

3

0

 

 

Year 2 - Spring

Course #

Course name

Credits*

Credits AS**

IBS 790r

Advanced Graduate Seminar

2

2

IBS XXX

Elective #

3-4

3-4

IBS 500r

Advanced Topics  - Cancer Clinical Colloquium

2

2

IBS 699r

Advanced Research (until approved for candidacy)

3

0

 

 

Part 2 Qualifying Exam (to be completed by June)

 

 

Year 2 - Summer

Dissertation committee chosen; first committee meeting scheduled for Fall

 

 

Year 3 and Beyond

Course #

Course name

Credits*

Credits AS**

CB 799r

Dissertation Research
(to make total units = 12 per semester)

variable

0

IBS 790r

Advanced Graduate Seminar

2

2

Possible Electives

Course #

Course name

Credits*

Credits AS**

IBS 561

Eukaryotic Chromosome Organization/Function

 

 

IBS 538

Design and Analysis of Experiments

IBS 522

Hypothesis Design and Grant Writing

 

 

IBS 746

Human Genetics

 

 

IBS 574

Bioinformatics

 

 

IBS 591

Population Biology and Evolution of Disease

 

 

IBS 736

Genetic Epidemiology

 

 

Certificate Program in Translational Research
(http://www.gs.emory.edu/translational/)