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Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine

Director: Murray Korc

Faculty: Professors D. Bartlett, P. J. Beisswenger, M. Cole, R. W. Craig, R. A. Darnall, J. A. Daubenspeck, J. DeLeo, E. Dmitrovsky, A. C. Duhaime, A. R. Eastman, R. I. Enelow, G. Fejes-Toth, V. A. Galton, R. Granger, A. I. Green, W. R. Green, P. M. Guyre, L. P. Henderson, W. F. Hickey, G. L. Holmes, R. A. Kauppinen, M. Korc, J. Leiter, L. D. Lewis, R. Maue, T. A. McAllister, A. Naray-Fejes-Toth, E. E. Nattie, W. G. North, J. D. Pearlman, R. J. Powell, W. F. C. Rigby, R. B. Robey, B. D. Roebuck, D. L. St. Germain, M. B. Sporn, B. A. Stanton, H. M. Swartz, J. S. Taube, C. R. Wira, H. H. Yeh; Associate Professors D. J. Bucci, Y. E. Cohen, J. DiRenzo, J. Hwa, W. Kelley, W. B. Kinlaw, C. H. Lowrey, R. P. Perez, D. J. Robbins, Y. Sanchez, N. W. Shworak, M. Spinella, P. J. Whalen, H. A. Wishart; Assistant Professors E. D. deMuinck, E. Duell, A. T. Gulledge, B. T. Harris, A. Horowitz, J. A. Kelly, A. F. Kisselev, S. Lee, E. Rzucidlo, M. R. Spaller R. V. Stan, C. Tomlinson; Research Assistant Professors A. S. Andrew, K. A. Martin, M. J. Mulligan-Kehoe.


To qualify for award of the Ph.D. degree, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

1. Satisfactory completion of the following required courses:

PEMM 101. Graduate Core Course in Experimental and Molecular Medicine I

PEMM 102. Graduate Core Course in Experimental and Molecular Medicine II

PEMM 103. Biostatistics

PEMM 124. Ethical Conduct of Research

Additional requirements by track:

Biomedical Physiology

PEMM 271. Advanced Biomedical Sciences

Three electives

Cancer Biology and Molecular Therapeutics

PEMM 126. Cancer Biology

GENE 144. Oncogenomics

Two Electives

Molecular Pharmacology, Toxicology & Experimental Therapeutics

PEMM 129. Molecular Pharmacology

PEMM 131. Current Approaches in Experimental Therapeutics

Two electives


MDED 115. DMS Year 1 Neuroscience

Three electives

Vascular Biology

PEMM 275. Vascular Biology

Three electives

2. Attendance and participation in the Program’s weekly seminars and journal clubs.

3. Students must be enrolled in a research course every term; rotations in the early terms and thesis research credit thereafter.

PEMM 141, 142, 143. Research Rotations (three to be completed within 9 months)

PEMM 297, 298, 299. Thesis Research, a credit/no credit course for graduate students

4. PEMM 137. Qualifying Exam. (Satisfactory completion of a written and oral qualifying examination)

5. Satisfactory completion of a significant research project, and preparation of a thesis describing this research.

6. Successful defense of the thesis in an oral examination, and presentation of the work in a seminar.

For further information, see the Graduate Study Bulletin.