The aim of this predoctoral training program is to train scientists to conduct research and prepare for careers in modern molecular genetics and allied areas. Graduates of our program receive a multi-faceted training in genetics and biochemistry and are well equipped to tackle problems relevant to a broad range of diseases. The program has two broad intellectual facets centered on molecular genetics: the first is understanding the fundamentals of genetics itself (recombination, mutation, gene expression, etc.); the second is understanding how the tools of genetics (isolation of mutants, construction of gene maps, etc.) are used to address problems. These two goals are accomplished through coursework, an extensive seminar program, and research. The features of our training program that are especially attractive to prospective students are the following: (a) a wide choice of laboratories for thesis research, (b) a laboratory rotation system, (c) an excellent set of courses, (d) a tutorial in how to present a seminar, (e) a highly cooperative spirit at UCSF, and (f) an awareness that graduate training is important to the faculty at UCSF.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32GM007810-21
Application #
6150824
Study Section
National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group (BRT)
Program Officer
Rhoades, Marcus M
Project Start
1979-07-01
Project End
2001-06-30
Budget Start
2000-07-01
Budget End
2001-06-30
Support Year
21
Fiscal Year
2000
Total Cost
$223,478
Indirect Cost
Name
University of California San Francisco
Department
Biochemistry
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
073133571
City
San Francisco
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
94143
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