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Why Choose Us for your Research Career?


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Why Choose Us for your Research Career?


We are one of the best venues in the world for graduate students. Here you can learn how to become an independent scientists & make important biological discoveries in the process.  


Graduate students have access to both cutting-edge technology and Nearly 100 faculty members who are eager to mentor your scientific development. Our department focuses on six fields of interest.
 

We will be at a Graduate School Fair near you. Come and see us to find out more about our programs!

  Genetic Models of Development and Disease

Genetic Models of Development and Disease

  Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Disease

  Molecular Medicine and Human Genetics

Molecular Medicine and Human Genetics

  Computational and Systems Biology

Computational and Systems Biology

  Cellular and Molecular Structure and Function

Cellular and Molecular Structure and Function

  Functional Genomics and Proteomics 

Functional Genomics and Proteomics 

If these areas of investigation excite you, we strongly encourage you to apply to our program! 

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Program Highlights


Program Highlights


Our Graduate Program is designed to help you succeed in your scientific career


Program Highlights

  • Rotation system - graduate students spend 5 weeks in 3 different labs before choosing which lab is right for them. 
  • Scientific colloquium - new graduate students spend time probing the minds of 12 visiting internationally renowned scientists whose discoveries intersect with our scientific interests.
  • Focus on research - we believe this is the best way to train our graduate students to become independent scientists. We require our graduate students to spend a total of only 84 hours for Ph.D. and 48 hours for M.Sc. students in the classroom over the course of their studies.
  • Direct entry to our Ph.D. program - for those qualified applicants who only have a B.Sc. degree. 
  • A straight-forward transition from the M.Sc. stream to the Ph.D. stream without having to write an M.Sc. thesis.
  • Admission into our program in September or January.
  • Four opportunities per year to apply to our Department.
  • A competitive & guaranteed stipend that does not require spending time being a Teaching Assistant, although those opportunities exist for those who are interested.
  • An annual scientific retreat at a rustic northern lake-side resort where students and faculty can exchange ideas and learn more from one another.
  • Young and energetic faculty - 32 members have been recruited to department over the past 10 years. Although our ‘experienced faculty’ are masters at adapting new scientific approaches, our newer faculty members bring an energy and perspective that provides new and exciting opportunities for our graduate students.

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Joint PhD Program


Joint PhD Program


PhD Student Recruitment

Applications are encouraged from highly motivated students to participate in a joint PhD program in the Zhejiang University – University of Toronto (ZJU–UofT) Joint Institute of Genetics and Genomic Medicine, which was recently established between the two universities. Each student will be jointly supervised by a faculty member from ZJU and a faculty member from UofT, and will conduct approximately half of the research in Toronto and half in Hangzhou.

PhD Projects Currently Available:

  • Biomolecular analysis of lung cancer
  • Neural circuits and brain disorders
  • Molecular genetics of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Pathophysiology of mitochondrial disorders
  • Role of RNA binding proteins in neural stem cells

Interested applicants contact: Dr. Chi-chung Hui or Dr. Xin Chen.

Closing Date: April 16, 2018

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Always Here to Help


Always Here to Help


  Dr. Julie Claycomb Associate Chair and Graduate Coordinator   

Dr. Julie Claycomb Associate Chair and
Graduate Coordinator

 

  Dr. Ian Scott    Associate Chair & Associate Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Ian Scott Associate Chair & Associate Graduate Coordinator

  Iliana Sztainbok Graduate Program Administrator

Iliana Sztainbok Graduate Program Administrator

  Colleen Kelly      Student Services Assistant

Colleen Kelly    Student Services Assistant


Questions?

Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

Medical Science Bldg., 1 King's College Circle, #4398

Toronto ON M5S 1A8

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