Why Genetics PhD at the University of Iowa?

Flexible Curriculum

A combination of core and elective courses together with hands-on laboratory experience provide a strong base for Ph.D. thesis research. A newly established Computational Genetics Subtrack brings state-of-the-art computer technology to the study of modern Genetics.

Teaching Experience

All students have an opportunity to teach in small group and classroom settings. Workshops promote communication and presentation skills.

Full Financial Support

All qualified applications will receive tuition scholarships plus a yearly stipend either as National Institutes of Health trainees or as research assistants. All students are required to do some teaching as part of their training.

Broad Research Opportunities

Areas of emphasis include Computational Genetics, Developmental Genetics, Gene Expression, Human Genetics, Molecular and Biochemical Genetics and Evolutionary Genetics.

Enthusiastic and Well-trained Faculty

Forty five faculty members are members of the Genetics Ph.D. mentor group. Their interests represent all areas of modern Genetics research.

Cohesive Graduate Student Community

Approximately forty graduate students pursuing Ph.D. training. An active seminar and workshop program, annual retreats and social functions unite the students into a collegial group.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The University of Iowa provides modern laboratory, classroom and seminar facilities on a 100% internet wired campus.

Core research facilities

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