The major goal of the Cancer Biology Graduate program is to provide outstanding PhD training opportunities for future leaders in the different aspects of cancer research in preparation for a diversity of career paths in research, teaching, and medicine from academia to industry.
Specific goals include:
- Training future independent cancer researchers in various aspects of cancer biology, including basic and translational cancer research.
- Using appropriate model systems, spanning from in vitro cell culture to modeling in animals
- At the completion of their training students will be able to design and conduct hypothesis-driven research using state-of-the-art techniques.
- Students will be able to critically interpret the scientific literature and use effective written and oral communication to present their scientific discoveries.