The Graduate School–New Brunswick and the University of Medicine
and Dentistry of New Jersey-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Piscataway offer a shared interdisciplinary program in the life
sciences with fellowship support to admitted students. This program
coordinates the recruitment and admission of students to the doctoral programs
in biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, microbiology and molecular
genetics, physiology and integrative biology, and cellular and molecular
Students may study with more than
200 participating faculty members associated with these programs. They have
opportunities for study in such fields as biochemistry, biotechnology, cell
biology, computational molecular biology, developmental biology, macromolecular
structure, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular biophysics, molecular
genetics, molecular virology, and protein engineering.
Students enrolled in the molecular biosciences program
are expected to follow the core curriculum outlined below in their first year
of study. Subsequently, they are expected to proceed in one of the
participating degree-granting programs. This core curriculum is integrated into the requirements of each of the participating programs.