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Molecular and cellular biology doctoral program to kick off in fall 2018

Elizabeth Gilbert, an assistant professor of animal and poultry sciences and a faculty member with the new molecular and cellular biology doctoral program, works with students on a nutritional neuroscience experiment.

Molecular and cellular biology doctoral program ready to start this coming fall 2018. Congratualtions to Michelle Olsen, Associate Professor for the School of Neuroscience, co-director of the program  and has been directly involved in designing its curriculum.

Students coming into the program, which has faculty members from six departments and research programs across the Blacksburg campus and in Roanoke, may choose research projects from four broad categories: cell signaling and cancer, inflammation and immunity, microbiology, and neurobiology.

“Our goal is to build a program that engages both students and their faculty mentors and creates a tight-knit community united by a broad interest in molecular and cellular biology,” said Olsen.

Applications for fall 2018 will be accepted through Feb. 1.

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