Genetics Ph.D. Program
The University of Iowa's graduate program in Genetics is a broadly-based interdisciplinary program that incorporates cutting-edge techniques to answer the foremost questions about biology, medicine, evolution and bioinformatics.
Even more important than formal course work is the opportunity to do significant research in genetics. Research interests of the participating faculty include virtually all areas of genetics, ranging from bacteriophage genetics to human medical genetics. In each area of genetics, there is a group of faculty members who have closely related interests.
The University is also strong in several related disciplines, including microbial physiology, enzymology, virology, protein biochemistry, computational genetics, and developmental and cell biology, all of which contribute significantly to the overall training program.
A combination of core and elective courses together with hands-on laboratory experience provide a strong base for Ph.D. thesis research.