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Program in Genetics and Developmental Biology Graduate School University of Connecticut Health Center

  • Farmington, CT
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 21
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • December 1
    fall application deadline
  • 22%
    acceptance rate
  • 3 Degrees
    degrees offered

Overview

Genetics and Developmental Biology

Genetics and developmental biology is one of the areas of concentration in the University of Connecticut Health Center's Ph.D. in Biomedical Science program. It provides students with fundamental interdisciplinary training in modern molecular genetics and developmental biology, emphasizing cellular and molecular aspects as well as tissue interactions. The program prepares students to compete for job opportunities in traditional medical and dental school departments as well as a productive research career in either academia or industry. Students are encouraged to obtain in-depth training through research and courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, and genetics.

Faculty at the University of Connecticut Health Center

Program faculty members are from several basic science and clinical departments and study a wide range of organisms including yeast, worms, fruit flies, mice, and humans. Areas of research include the biology of human embryonic stem cells, mapping and cloning of genes responsible for human disease, RNA processing (including RNA editing, alternative splicing, antisense regulation, and RNA interference), the molecular mechanisms of aging, signal transduction pathways, microbial pathogenesis, developmental neurobiology, cell differentiation, musculoskeletal development, morphogenesis and pattern formation, reproductive biology, and endocrinology.

The University of Connecticut Health Offers Cutting-Edge Research and Facilities

UCHC offers an excellent education in a stimulating, cutting edge research environment. The Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology is the academic home of the genetics and developmental biology graduate program. The department houses equipment and facilities for mouse transgenics, ES cell manipulation, DNA microarrays, nucleic acid sequencing, fluorescence microscopy, and digital imaging. Students also have ready access to first-rate flow cytometry and confocal microscopy facilities. Other institutional resources include a computer center and a library containing approximately 200,000 volumes and subscribing to more than 1,400 current periodicals. Students of the program therefore have a world-class opportunity for research and training in cutting-edge areas of genetics and developmental biology.

Financial Aid at the UConn Health Center

Support for doctoral students engaged in full-time degree programs at the Health Center is provided on a competitive basis. Graduate research assistantships for 2009-10 provide a stipend of $27,000 per year, which includes a waiver of tuition/university fees for the fall and spring semesters and a student health insurance plan. While financial aid is offered competitively, the Health Center makes every possible effort to address the financial needs of all doctoral students during their period of training.

More information on the admissions process is available.

UConn Housing Options

There is a wide range of affordable housing options in the greater Hartford area within easy commuting distance of the campus. These options include an extensive complex that is adjacent to the Health Center. University housing is not available at the Health Center.

Research Facilities and Graduate Student Life

The 200-acre Health Center campus at Farmington houses a division of the University of Connecticut Graduate School, as well as the School of Medicine and Dental Medicine. The campus also includes the John Dempsey Hospital, associated clinics, and extensive medical research facilities, all in a centralized facility with more than 1 million square feet of floor space. The Health Center's newest research addition, the Academic Research Building, was opened in 1999. This impressive eleven-story structure provides 170,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space.

The institution has a strong commitment to graduate study within an environment that promotes social and intellectual interaction among the various educational programs. Graduate students are represented on various administrative committees concerned with curricular affairs, and the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) sponsors academic and social events and represents graduate students' needs and concerns to the faculty and administration.

A Campus and Surrounding Areas in the Beautiful New England Countryside

Set in the beautiful New England countryside on a hill overlooking the Farmington Valley, the school is close to ski areas, hiking trails, and facilities for boating, fishing, and swimming. Connecticut's capital city of Hartford, 7 miles east of Farmington, is the center of an urban region of approximately 800,000 people. The beaches of the Long Island Sound are about 50 minutes away to the south, and the beautiful Berkshires are a short drive to the northwest. New York City and Boston can be reached within 2 1/2 hours by car. The area is also home to several branches of the University of Connecticut, Trinity College, and the University of Hartford, which includes the Hartt School of Music. Bradley International Airport (about 30 minutes from campus) serves the Hartford/Springfield area with frequent airline connections to major cities in the U.S. and abroad. Frequent bus and rail service is also available from Hartford.


Location & Contact

Program in Genetics and Developmental Biology

Graduate School
University of Connecticut Health Center

263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
United States

Ms. Stephanie Rauch

Coordinator

Phone: 860-679-4509

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Developmental Biology Doctor of Dental Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (DMD/PhD)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees 4
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

22% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 216
    • Accepted 48
    • Acceptance Rate 22
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Health Care Benefits

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students21
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students21
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian86%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian7%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown7%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchDevelopmental biology, genomic imprinting, RNA biology, RNA alternative splicing, human embryonic stem cells
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported


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