Our Graduates are in demand in academic departments, government agencies, and industry
The major strength of the Department of Molecular Genetics is its widely recognized Faculty who run a remarkable variety of world-class research programs in diverse areas such as:
- Genetic Models of Development and Disease
- Molecular Medicine and Human Genetics
- Cellular and Molecular Structure and Function
- Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Disease
- Computational and Systems Biology
- Functional Genomics and Proteomics
Our Faculty have made important contributions in many fields and have been the recipients of numerous national and international awards. As a Department, our major focus is on graduate training. Graduates from our programs regularly gain postdoctoral positions in prestigious laboratories and staff positions in major universities, research institutes and industry throughout the world.
Computational Biology in Molecular Genetics (CBMG) Ph.D. Track
Molecular genetics is increasingly driven by data and technology. Computational biology is playing a critical
role in these advances. Computational biologists use methods from physics, math or computer science to
model biological processes or analyse genomic data, for example. The availability and continuing generation of
large-scale datasets and data analysis has created a high demand for researchers with advanced computational
skills who also have a strong grasp on molecular biology.
The CBMG track aims to provide students with an immersive computational biology education. Students are
admitted to the Molecular Genetics PhD program and are provided opportunities and courses specific to their
discipline to maximize their training potential.
More details on this track here.
Members of the department participate in two interdepartmental collaborative specializations that provide students with the opportunity to benefit from the wealth of expertise in the University of Toronto community in areas of research that span the boundaries between traditional departments. More information on each of these programs can be found on their web sites:
- Collaborative Specialization in Developmental Biology
- Collaborative Specialization in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics
For a list of Faculty members participating in these collaborative programs see here.