The Molecular & Cell Biology Graduate Program

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Application Deadlines:

2019-2020 academic year

The deadline for Ph.D. applications is 12/1/18

The M.S. application deadline is rolling through 5/1/19

About the Life Sciences at Brandeis

Brandeis is a leader in research in the life sciences. A major study of higher education, 'The Rise of American Research Universities' by Graham and Diamond, ranked Brandeis first among the eleven rising research universities identified. The majority of the life sciences research at Brandeis is conducted in laboratories affiliated with the three interdepartmental research centers on campus: the Volen National Center for Complex Systems, which focuses primarily on neuroscience; the Rosenstiel Basic Biomedical Research Center, which focuses on structural biology, molecular genetics, and immunology; and the National Center for Behavioral Genomics which focuses on behavioral genomics. The centers also house the W. M. Keck Institute for Cellular Visualization and The Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology.

The strong culture of cross-disciplinary research at Brandeis is illustrated by the fact that 70% of the total sciences faculty are housed in one of these centers rather than in a traditional departmental building and by the numerous research collaborations, journal clubs, courses, and other activities that span departmental boundaries.



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