Cancer Genetics, Genomics and Development Ph.D. Track

The Cancer Genetics, Genomics, and Development Track at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute offers intensive training in basic and translational cancer research. The Track is designed for dedicated students with substantial background in biology and chemistry, and offers a high faculty-to-student ratio with a large, friendly faculty.  The major emphasis of the Track is laboratory research with thesis projects involving independent research at the frontiers of current knowledge.

Faculty research interests cover a broad spectrum of cancer genetics and molecular biology, with exceptional strengths in the areas of isolation and characterization of cancer genes, somatic cell genetics, high-throughput genomics and epigenomics, mouse genetics and mouse models of cancer, epigenetic and cell cycle regulation in cancer, oncogenic signaling pathways and metabolic changes in cancer.

The Cancer Genetics, Genomics, and Development Track emphasizes teaching cutting edge basic and translational research performed with outstanding scientific rigor and reproducibility leading to high quality publication of students’ work.  To encourage this we emphasize critical evaluation of published data through our journal clubs and acquisition of oral communication skills through seminar courses where students learn to present their own research.  Furthermore, we encourage professional development through having students attend international conferences and presenting their research.

The application deadline for fall 2017 admission has passed.  The next opportunity to apply for doctoral study at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute will be for fall 2018, and the application deadline will be January 5, 2018.

Students who wish to apply after the January 5 deadline must contact the program director before submitting an application.