3 years
Jan Aug
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About this course

The Molecular Biology Program is a collaborative program between six basic science departments. The Program serves the students and faculty of the University of Utah by providing excellence in graduate education. The Program coordinates relevant activities and provides interdisciplinary training during the first year of graduate school that is designed to equip students with a strong foundation for a career in the biomolecular sciences. The Program coordinates activities such as student recruiting and admissions, academic advising, career development, curriculum, and social events.

This course covers transmission genetics, methods of genetic and genome analysis in model systems and humans, as well as transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms of gene regulation. Lectures cover both classical achievements and recent advances in these fields, with readings based chiefly in the primary literature. 

Entry Requirements

Two Academic Letters

  • Science Professor - Letter must be from a faculty member who taught the applicant in a traditional lecture classroom setting and assigned the applicant a grade in chemistry, biology, or physics.
  • Professor - Letter must be from a faculty member who taught the applicant and assigned them a grade. May include science, and non-science courses such as history, english, music, labs, dance, and the like.

Two Supervisor Letters

  • Community Service or Patient Exposure – Letter must address the applicant’s community service and/or patient exposure. Letter must clearly state that the letter writer supervised the applicant and what the applicant’s role was in providing community service or patient exposure. A shadowing letter from a physician will not be accepted.
  • Other Supervisor or Research – Letter must be from a research supervisor or supervisor of the applicant’s choice. The letter must include a detailed description of the activity and the applicant’s role. May include involvement in academics, athletics, physician shadowing, patient exposure, volunteering, employment (including military), and the like.