UAB Health Care Related Graduate Research Education

The UAB Integrative Biomedical Sciences (IBS) Graduate Program curriculum represents the joint efforts of the Departments of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Environmental Health Sciences, and Pharmacology and Toxicology.  This curriculum focuses on the relationships among molecular biology, organ biology and stresses, as well as an in-depth exposure to biomedical science at both the molecular and organismal level. 

Biological/Biomedical Science

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics (Ph.D.)

The biochemistry and molecular genetics graduate program's primary objective is to provide high-quality, multidisciplinary training leading to the Ph.D. degree. Students who complete this program are expected to make significant future contributions in research in the basic biomedical sciences and to teach future generations of competent and productive research scientists.  http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=95231

Cell Biology (Ph.D.)

The goal of the graduate program in Cell Biology (CB) is to prepare research-oriented individuals for careers as independent academic or industrial scientists. Each student is counseled and guided by faculty and staff and interacts with a variety of postdoctoral fellows and other graduate students. Thus, through both formal and informal discussion, the student is challenged to consider a wide range of scientific questions and methodologies and is encouraged to relate these to the particular scientific endeavor he or she is pursuing.  http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=95237

Cellular and Molecular Biology (Ph.D.)

The CMB Program administers an intensive, year-long core curriculum designed to provide entering graduate students with a comprehensive introduction to the broad fields of cellular and molecular biology. The core curriculum includes courses in biomolecules, genetics, cells, signaling, virology and immunology, and special topics. In addition, students are exposed to on-going research projects as they rotate through three different laboratories during their first nine months of residency.   http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=95238

Cellular and Molecular Physiology (Ph.D.)

The objective of the Cellular and Molecular Physiology graduate program is to develop in doctoral candidates a fundamental knowledge of mammalian physiology, the ability to conduct research, a capacity to assess work in the field critically, and the ability to teach physiology. http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=95239

Genetics (Ph.D.)

The main goal of the UAB Interdisciplinary Genetics Graduate Program (IGGP) is to provide students interested in genetics with an excellent, flexible didactic experience and a large pool of mentors with expertise in a wide variety of areas of genetics, to prepare them for independent and innovative careers in research and training. The Program emphasizes a broad approach to the fundamental principles of genetics, development and molecular biology combined with extensive research training. http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=95260

Integrative Biomedical Sciences (Ph.D.)

The Integrative Biomedical Sciences (IBS) Graduate Program, offered through the Departments of Environmental Health Sciences, Pathology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Physiology and Biophysics, consists of course work and individual laboratory research leading to a terminal degree (Ph.D.). The IBS Graduate Program is designed to provide interdisciplinary training of high quality to a select group of predoctoral students, preparing them to become independent investigators in the disciplines of cellular, molecular, and organ-based physiology and pathology, complex human diseases, toxicology or disease therapies.   http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=95267

Microbiology (Ph.D.)

The Microbiology graduate program has as its primary objective to provide high quality, multidisciplinary training leading to the Ph.D. degree. Trainees who complete this program are expected to make significant future contributions in research in the basic biomedical sciences and to teach future generations of competent and productive research scientists.   http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=95274


Neurobiology (PH.D.)

The mission of the Neurobiology Graduate Program is to train a new generation ofneuroscientists to become leading contributors in basic and health-related research andinstruction. Students receive a breadth of knowledge of the fundamentals of modernneuroscience research, from molecular and cellular to integrative and systems approaches,through course-work, seminars, discussions and hands-on research. Research training involves a focus in a specific area, with topics ranging from understanding the development, structure andfunction of the normal nervous system to disease mechanisms and treatment. In addition tointerfacing with other basic science departments at UAB, students have the opportunity to receive training in clinical topics from Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Rehabilitation Medicine.  http://www.uab.edu/graduate/catalog/acrobat/neurobio.pdf

Neuroscience Training Program (PH.D.)

Graduate study in the multidisciplinary area of Neuroscience is coordinated through the Neuroscience Graduate Program. Faculty mentors from more than twelve basic and clinical departments participate in this program. The current research of these faculty include molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, immunological, developmental, neurological, genetic, and psychiatric approaches to the nervous system. With more than sixty participating faculty, students enrolled in the neuroscience graduate program have numerous potential research laboratories in which to pursue their doctoral training.   http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=95277

Integrative Biomedical Sciences (Ph.D.)

The Integrative Biomedical Sciences (IBS) Graduate Program, offered through the Departments of Environmental Health Sciences, Pathology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Physiology and Biophysics, consists of course work and individual laboratory research leading to a terminal degree (Ph.D.). The IBS Graduate Program is designed to provide interdisciplinary training of high quality to a select group of predoctoral students, preparing them to become independent investigators in the disciplines of cellular, molecular, and organ-based physiology and pathology, complex human diseases, toxicology or disease therapies.  http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=95267

Pathology (PH.D.)

The objective of the program is to train individuals for academic and investigative careers in disease mechanisms and processes. A combination of didactic and laboratory experience will be provided to achieve the following specific goals for each student: (1) understanding of basic disease mechanisms, (2) appreciation of modern techniques in cellular and molecular biology, (3) integration of molecular mechanisms of disease with pathophysiology, (4) application of the scientific method to problems in disease mechanisms through discerning experimentation, and (5) effective communication of information through teaching and writing skills.  http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=95283

Pharmacology and Toxicology (Ph.D.)

The objectives of the program leading to the Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology are to prepare students for careers as research scientists in academia, government, or industry. Training and research programs include biochemical, endocrine, neuro-, cardiovascular, behavioral, and molecular pharmacology; environmental and molecular toxicology; chemical carcinogenesis and chemoprevention; and drug discovery, design, and toxicity.http://medicine.uab.edu/pharmacology/

Toxicology Training Program (PH.D.)

The Graduate Training Program in Toxicology is designed to educate students and provide research experience leading to the Ph.D. in the interdisciplinary field of toxicology. The core courses include biological chemistry and cellular physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of disease, molecular medicine and functional genomics, pharmacology, and toxicology. A student in good standing after completing the core curriculum will identify a mentor and complete electives and dissertation research in a participating degree-granting program.  http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?dirki=95294

Vision Science (M.S.)

Some students may wish to pursue graduate training at the master's level. Two calendar years are needed to complete the M.S. degree in vision science. Each candidate must complete a minimum of 30 hours of credit: 24 credit hours in vision science and 6 credit hours in related graduate courses.  In addition, the candidate must successfully complete a research thesis by the conclusion of the final year.  http:main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=95295

Vision Science (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. degree is based upon completion of graduate course work, a qualifying examination, research, and a dissertation and defense. There is considerable flexibility in the coursework for the Ph.D. in vision science.  Each student is required to take the first-year core curriculum (VIS 743 thru 748). Students then take three additional courses, selected by the student in consultation with the mentor, and a course in statistics. The program is flexible so that, for example, students who have interests in visual neuroscience may take courses in the neuroscience sequence: VIS 729, Introduction to Neurobiology; Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology; Integrative Neuroscience; and Developmental Neuroscience. Similarly, students interested in the cellular and molecular biology of the visual system may take the Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) Program core sequence, or they may select from the upper-level vision courses.  http:main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=95295