Master’s (12 to 36 months) and Doctorate (24 to 54 months)

The graduate program in genetics and molecular biology leads to master’s and doctoral degrees with majors in animal genetics and evolution, plant genetics, genetics of microorganisms, microbiology, immunology and bioinformatics. Students gain a strong grounding in molecular genetics; recombinant DNA technology; bacteriology; virology; biotechnology; the mechanisms, cells and molecules involved in the immune response; and informatics applied to genetics. Essentially, students acquire an understanding of the gene and how to use molecular biology, genetic engineering, microbiology, immunology and bioinformatics methodologies to increase our understanding of how organisms function. The program thus prepares students for teaching and research activities in both the academic world and industry.

Major Area: Animal Genetics and Evolution
Lines of Research
1. Evolution
2. Animal Genetics and Molecular Biology

Major Area: Plant Genetics and Genetic Breeding
Lines of Research
1. Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology
2. Plant biotechnology

Major Area: Genetics of Microorganisms
Lines of Research
1. Genetics and molecular biology of microorganisms

Major Area: Microbiology
Lines of Research
1. Virulence mechanisms in microorganisms
2. Animal virology

Major Area: Immunology
Lines of Research
1. Immunology of parasitic and infectious diseases
2. Immunobiology

Major Area: Bioinformatics
Lines of Research
1. Methodology for analyzing data in biological systems