CAS Announces Biosciences Doctoral Program

Posted: March 15, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

A new doctoral program in biosciences offered through the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) begins this fall. The interdisciplinary program builds upon changes occurring in the scientific community, presents a strong foundation for intellectual growth in a dynamic scientific environment, and integrates advances in basic knowledge with the technological and computational skills required for addressing complex problems.

“The biosciences are at the same juncture today as physics was at the turn of the 20th century,” says CAS Dean Daniele Struppa. “We expect the field will experience explosive changes throughout the 21st century. We are thrilled that our new doctoral program will play a pivotal role in this change.”

Concentrations in functional genomics and biotechnology, bioethics, astrobiology, and molecular systematics and evolution will be offered at the Prince William Campus, and a concentration in neuroscience will be offered at the Fairfax Campus. Sixty faculty members, who have secured more than $50 million in research grants, teach in this innovative program that draws from the resources of 11 academic units within CAS, the School of Computational Sciences, and the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study.

For more information, visit the biosciences web site.

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