The Center maintains a vibrant Ph.D. graduate program in conjunction with the Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP) and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). We believe that the Center provides a unique environment for pursuing graduate work. Our combination of open laboratories and lab-specific space is designed to encourage free discussion and collaboration. Students have daily access to faculty with common interests and wide ranging expertise in most, if not all, modern molecular biological and biochemical approaches. This communication is enhanced by opportunities to discuss current research in open forums where all faculty and their labs attend. Furthermore, all of the faculty actively participate in introductory and advanced courses. The success of our training can be measured by the fact that several of our students now hold prestigious senior faculty positions at highly competitive universities and most of our graduates have been awarded prestigious postdoctoral fellowships.
Prospective students who wish to pursue their graduate studies in the RNA Center are encouraged to apply via one of the following two paths:
Faculty members of the RNA Center are trainers in multiple Ph.D programs at CWRU (Biochemistry, Genetics and Genome Sciences, and Systems Biology and Bioinformatics). This allows students in the RNA Center to have multiple options in selecting a Ph.D program and course curriculum that is best suited to their research interests.