Translational Cancer Biology

Ph.D. Minor

A minimum of 12 credit hours outside of the student’s major department, including two courses
from the following list of three:

  • G724 Molecular Cancer Genetics (1 cr.)
  • G852 Concepts of Cancer Biology: Signaling Gone Awry (2 cr.)

G504 or G505 Responsible Conduct of Research must also be taken.

The remainder of the minor will be selected from the following courses:

  • G715 Biomedical Science I–Biochemical Basis of Biological Processes (3cr.)
  • G716 Biomedical Science II–Molecular Biology and Genetics (3 cr.)
  • G717 Biomedical Science III–Cellular Basis of Systems Biology (3cr.)
  • G720 Stem Cell Biology (2 cr.)
  • GRAD-G737/ANAT-D851 Introduction to Histology/Histology (1-4 cr.)
  • G748 Principles of Toxicology 1 (1 cr.)
  • G749 Introduction to Structural Biology (1 cr.)
  • G807 Structural and Chemical Biology (2 cr.)
  • G817 Molecular Basis of Cell Structure and Function (2 cr.)
  • G848 Bioinformatices, Genomics, Proteomics, and Systems Biology (2 cr.)
  • G727 Animal Models of Human Disease; Medical and Molecular Genetics (1 cr.)
  • Q620 Human Cytogenetics (3 cr.)
  • J807 Current Topics in Immunology (2 cr.)
  • J829 Current Topics in Molecular Genetics of Microorganisms (2 cr.)

The minor program must be approved by the student’s Advisory Committee, which will take into consideration the student’s total didactic experience. In the case of combined M.D./Ph.D. students, the committee may approve substitution of appropriate medical school courses. The minor representative on this committee will be selected from outside the student’s major department and must be a member of the Cancer Biology Training Program.

For additional information about the Cancer Biology Training Program, please see the menu options on the left. If questions remain, please contact Dr. Hari Nakshatri at or (317) 278-2238.