Program Director: Dr. Henry Godfrey, (PhD program); Dr. Fred Moy, (Master's programs)
The Department of Pathology offers programs of study and research training leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. These programs focus on the comprehensive study of pathogenic mechanisms of disease. This knowledge, and the ability to apply it, is absolutely essential for the ultimate prevention and cure of all diseases, whatever their cause. The educational program for both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees is designed to foster analytical problem-solving within the wide range of the basic medical sciences, with particular emphasis on the fundamental disciplines of cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, and immunology. Research programs within the graduate programs provide a vigorous multidisciplinary milieu in which to receive laboratory training for a career in the biomedical sciences.
The doctoral program leading to the Ph.D. in Pathology allows for great flexibility in course work to suit the student’s particular interest. The hallmark of the Ph.D. is, however, laboratory training and the development of research skills to prepare the student for a career as a research scientist in the broad area of pathogenesis of human disease. A wide range of research laboratories within the Department of Pathology, the College’s Cancer Research Institute and the adjacent American Health Foundation are available for the student’s dissertation research project.
Page updated: September 13, 2012