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American Consortium of Universities (INTERLINK) PhD in Molecular Bioscience at Montana State University
American Consortium of Universities (INTERLINK)

PhD in Molecular Bioscience at Montana State University

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The Molecular Biosciences Program offers an interdisciplinary program towards a Doctorate in Philosophy in the Life Sciences. Students in the MBSP program are able to pursue research across department boundaries, before selecting a specific area of study at the end of the first year.

This program allows graduate students to rotate in three different laboratories during their first year, within their chosen area of research. By the end of the first year, they must select a research advisor and be formally admitted to a department to conduct a research project leading to the completion of a Doctorate of Philosophy.

Research Areas:

  • Biofilm Sciences & Engineering
  • BioInspired Materials
  • Bioinformatics/Genomics/Proteomics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biophysics
  • Cell, Developmental, & Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Immunology & Infectious Disease
  • Life in Extreme Environments
  • Biological & Mathematical Modeling
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Sciences
  • Virology

This interdisciplinary program brings together faculty departments and research centers across campus: Cell Biology and Neuroscience; Chemical and Biological Engineering; Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Center for BioInspired Materials, Computer Science Department and the Thermal Biology Institute to provide students with laboratory instructions to become successful research scientists.

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