About the Molecular Pathobiology Program
The Molecular Pathobiology program provides an opportunity for students to receive training in an environment that seeks to bridge the basic sciences and clinical medicine. The strong connection with the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the College of Medicine provides an opportunity for students to gain exposure to clinical aspects of medicine while completing their graduate studies.
The program is home to a large number of outstanding research scientists who have developed nationally recognized research programs. These programs are focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms that lead to cancer and disease as well as the development of diagnostic tests and therapeutics. Included within the faculty are scientists at the Drexel University College of Medicine and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research. The Lankenau Institute is a free-standing research institute located minutes from the Drexel campus. This group of independently funded research scientists has a strong translational program focusing on drug discovery and early cancer screening.
Meet Molecular Pathobiology Program Alumnus Alessandro Bitto, PhD
Molecular Pathobiology Program Requirements
All students must successfully complete the core curriculum before advancing to the specific program requirements for their degree. All students must pass a qualifying integrative science examination and a written oral defense of a thesis proposal to proceed with research. A successful thesis defense completes the requirements for the MS and PhD degrees.
Required Courses for the Program
- PATH-502 - Pathobiology 1st Laboratory Rotation
- PATH-503 - Pathology Journal Club
- PATH-505 - Pathobiology 2nd Laboratory Rotation
- PATH-506 - Pathobiology 3rd Laboratory Rotation
- PATH-509 - General Pathology
- PATH-601 - Cell & Molecular Pathobiology of Cancer
- PATH-600 - Molecular Pathobiology Thesis Research
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Molecular Pathobiology Program Guidelines
The following guidelines describe the academic policies and procedures pertaining to graduate study in the Molecular Pathobiology program. The booklet contains current standards that are revised periodically by faculty in the Molecular Pathobiology program, procedures and general rules of the Office of Biomedical Graduate Studies.
Download Molecular Pathobiology program policies (PDF file).
Areas of Research in Molecular Pathobiology
The program has a large faculty, drawn from many basic science and clinical departments within the university. Active research programs involve HIV, neuropathology, cancer biology and therapeutics, inhibition of tumor angiogenesis, ulcerative colitis, pathophysiology of apoptosis, tissue engineering, transplant immunology, and diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, biliary, and gastrointestinal systems.
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