Genetics - Graduate
Chair: Jay C. Dunlap
Professors C. N. Cole (Biochemistry and Genetics), M. D. Cole (Pharmacology and Genetics), J. C. Dunlap (Genetics and Biochemistry), M. L. Guerinot (Biological Sciences), M. A. Israel (Pediatrics and Genetics), J. J. Loros (Biochemistry and Genetics), C. R. McClung (Biological Sciences), T. K. Mohandas (Pathology and Genetics), J. H. Moore (Genetics), R. K. Taylor (Microbiology and Immunology), W. T. Wickner (Biochemistry); Associate Professors Y. Ahmed (Genetics), B. A. Arrick (Medicine), S. E. Bickel (Biological Sciences), G. Bosco (Genetics), P. J. Dolph (Biological Sciences), P. Ernst (Genetics and Microbiology and Immunology), S. N. Fiering (Microbiology and Immunology and Genetics), S. Gerber (Genetics), R. H. Gross (Biological Sciences), T. P. Jack (Biological Sciences), C. W. Pikielny (Genetics), R. M. Saito (Genetics), M. L. Whitfield (Genetics); Assistant Professors C. Cheng (Genetics).
Undergraduate students interested in a major program involving genetics should refer to the major in Genetics, Cell, and Developmental Biology offered by the Department of Biological Sciences.
The Ph.D. in Genetics is administered by the Genetics Department of Dartmouth Medical School. The courses listed below are primarily designed for graduate students. The student should decide, in consultation with his/her committee and course instructors, whether his/her background is appropriate for the content of the course.
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Requirements for the Doctor’s Degree (Ph.D.)
To qualify for award of the Ph.D. degree, a student must fulfill the following requirements:
- Satisfactory completion of a year-long graduate-level sequence in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology; a one-term teaching assignment; and a three-term course in laboratory genetics. The last will consist of three small research projects, conducted in rotation with different faculty members for periods of about three months each.
- Satisfactory completion of three other graduate-level courses in genetics or related disciplines.
- Satisfactory completion of an approved ethics course.
- Attendance at the seminar series of the Program.
- Participation in a journal club during fall, winter and spring terms every year and in the weekly Research in Progress series.
- Satisfactory completion of a written and oral qualifying examination.
- Satisfactory completion of a significant research project and preparation of a thesis acceptable to the thesis advisory committee.
- Successful defense of the thesis in an oral examination and presentation of the work in a lecture.
For further information, see the Graduate Study Catalog.