Today, the opportunities in the fields of genetics and molecular biology are amazing. The wealth of genetic information and the potential to use this information for developing novel medical therapies and diagnostic procedures is unprecedented.

With this in mind, the goal and philosophy of Genetics & Molecular Biology (GMB) graduate training program is to provide the best training in a core area of genetics and molecular biology while at the same time providing broad-based training in the related disciplines of biochemistry, cell biology, statistics, and bioinformatics. In addition to coursework, first-year students participate in eight-week research rotations in faculty laboratories of their choice. These rotations provide the basis for selecting the area of genetics in which the student will become an expert. Seminar courses occurring each semester focus on current topics in genetics and molecular biology and are presented by investigators within and outside of Emory.

We also believe that strong presentation and communication skills are critical to becoming a top-notch scientist. As such, GMB students present periodic progress reports on their own research to the assembled program. This combined training is designed to allow students to develop into scientific leaders in the 21st century.

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Please visit the Faculty Research pages and the Areas of Training descriptions to learn more about the GMB program.

Additionally, please see our GMB Program Brochure 2020-2021 (PDF) for more information.