Plant Biology - Graduate Admissions
i) The Graduate Program in
Plant Genome Sciences provides a rich and varied training environment, with
eight highly active laboratories engaged in plant genomics research primarily
using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.
Students receive competitive financial support.
The program is hosted by the Department of Biology, which has over 40
faculty and a particular strength in model organism genetics
ii) The Curriculum in
Genetics and Molecular Biology is an interdepartmental pre-doctoral training
program leading to a Ph.D. degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology. The goal of
this program is to train students to be creative, sophisticated research
scientists within the disciplines of genetics and molecular biology. The 78
Curriculum faculty members have appointments in ten departments in the School of
Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Department of Biology offers the Ph.D. degree with specializations in
botany; genetics and molecular biology; cell biology, development, and
physiology; morphology, systematics, and evolution; and ecology and behavior. The Department of Biology has over 40 faculty who span the
entire scope of modern biology. The graduate program in the Department of
Biology provides a superb environment to learn how to be a scientist, and to
obtain a broad training in many different areas of science with particular
emphasis on the use of model organisms.
iv) The Curriculum in Ecology of the University of North Carolina is a multidisciplinary degree granting program of research, training, and service which seeks to foster an understanding and appreciation of ecological systems and to demonstrate the value of ecological approaches to the solution of current and future environmental problems. With the participation of faculty and students from many disciplines and departments, emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary activities that explicitly consider the complexity of the environment and integrated approaches to problem identification and solution.
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