2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 25, 2022  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Structural Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics, PhD


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Contact:

Liviu Movileanu
201 Physics Bldg
315-443-8078
lmovilea@syr.edu

Faculty:

Biology: John Belote, Scott Erdman, Anthony Garza, Eleanor Maine, Melissa Pepling, Ramesh Raina, John Russell, Roy Welch

Chemistry: Philip Borer, Mark Braiman, Rob Doyle, Bruce Hudson, Yan-Yeung Luk, Jon Zubieta

Physics: Mark Bowick, Kenneth Foster, Edward Lipson, Martin Forstner, Liviu Movileanu

The Ph.D. program is flexible and adaptable to individual needs. Students are admitted through one of the participating departments, (biology, chemistry, or physics) and choose their Ph.D. mentor in that department before transferring into the Program. The remainder of the student’s course of study is planned with a graduate committee composed of members of the program, one of whom will be the student’s thesis advisor.

Admission

A student wishing to do graduate work in structural biology, biochemistry, and biophysics should apply for admission through one of the participating departments (biology, chemistry, or physics). Applicants must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School. Students are normally expected to have an undergraduate major in biology, chemistry, or physics, and a minor in one or both of the other fields. Students who do not have the appropriate minors must make up background deficiencies by taking courses or independent study.

Graduate Awards


Graduate students may qualify for scholarships or for teaching or research assistantships available through individual departments, or for University Fellowships. All awards are made on a competitive basis.

Facilities


There is a variety of nuclear magnetic resonance, microarray, x-ray diffraction, next-generation sequencing, and other instrumentation at Syracuse University and SB3 partner institutions, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. There are also extensive computational facilities for biomolecular modeling and bioinformatics.

Ph.D. in Structural Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics


This Ph.D. program is flexible and adaptable to individual needs. Students are admitted through one of the participating departments, (biology, chemistry, or physics), choose their Ph.D. mentor in that department, and must complete at least one year in their major department before transferring into the program. Students must be in good standing in their major department prior to transferring into the program and must maintain the requirements of the Graduate School throughout their graduate career. Subsequent to transfer, the remainder of the program is planned with a graduate committee composed of members of the program, one of whom will be the student’s thesis advisor. This committee is also responsible for administering a qualifying examination and a dissertation defense, and for resolving issues that may arise during the student’s graduate career. The graduate committee may require students to acquire breadth by taking graduate-level courses in areas outside their major concentration.

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