I am affiliated with several graduate programs at Penn State listed below. If you are interested in becoming a graduate student for one of these programs, information about the different programs is provided by the links below.
- Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS)
- Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology (BMMB)
The Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) Graduate Program aims to provide a rigorous and in-depth training across a wide range of fields in the biological sciences. Student and faculty in the program work to understand normal and disease processes at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
Penn State’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers a graduate program in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (BMMB). The major goal of the program is to provide a challenging and rewarding academic environment in which students can develop research and teaching skills to the fullest. Training is flexible and is tailored to the talents and research interests of each student.
The graduate program in Pathobiology is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of disease. Housed in the Department of Veterinary Science, the Pathobiology program has a young and active faculty. This affords graduates students an outstanding selection of laboratories in which to work. Research focuses on three areas: immunology, toxicology, and pathogenesis of disease. Immunology faculty seek to understand the mechanisms by which the body fights disease. Their work covers a range of important research areas, from the role of cell signaling in B and T lymphocytes to that of macrophages in cell-mediated immunity. Similarly, faculty in toxicology provide exciting opportunities to study the response of cells to toxic compounds and how antioxidants affect cellular metabolism. The study of pathogenesis has brought together a diverse faculty with a wide range of techniques to bear on both human diseases and those that affect agricultural animals. Faculty research is well funded, with external funding coming primarily from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. and Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture.
The mission of the Nutrition Program is to promote and develop leaders in Nutrition. The program provides leadership and a central focus for nutrition research and education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It enhances the quality and breadth of nutrition by integrating resources and expertise across departments and colleges. The Graduate Program in Nutrition offers both MS and PhD degrees.