Graduate Program in Cell Analysis and Modeling Graduate School UConn Health

Graduate Program in Cell Analysis and Modeling Graduate School UConn Health

Farmington, CT
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
56%
44%
student ratio
Not Reported
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 1
fall application deadline
22%
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Overview

Cell Analysis and Modeling Graduate Program

The Cell Analysis and Modeling (CAM) graduate program based within the Richard D. Berlin Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM) at UConn Health offers training leading to a PhD in biomedical sciences. Faculty associated with this area explore complex biological systems using the tools of computational cell biology, optical imaging and other quantitative approaches to analyze processes in living cells. This program is designed to train students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in the cutting-edge research techniques that comprise the interdisciplinary research of modern cell biology.

Students are provided with rigorous cross training in areas of mathematical, physical, and computational sciences and biology. Cell Analysis and Modeling students take courses, attend seminars and work on interdisciplinary research projects to broaden and strengthen their abilities to do quantitative cell biology research. The curriculum for the first year includes a choice of core courses in the basic biomedical sciences that have been specially formulated to acquaint the student with the principles and practice of modern biomedical research. These core courses include Immunology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Developmental Biology.

In addition to these core courses students also participate in the Cell Analysis and Modeling Journal Club and Laboratory Rotations during the first year. During the second year students can choose from advanced courses in a number of topics. In consultation with their advisory committee, students work out a supplementary program of advanced courses, laboratory and computer experiences, and independent study based on their previous experiences and interests that is designed to prepare them for general examinations near the end of their second year. Thesis research begins in the second or third year, and research and thesis writing normally occupy the third and fourth years.

The program is particularly strong in the following areas of research:

Cell Modeling
- Data Driven Analysis and Simulation
- Virtual Microscopy
- Modeling Cell Migration
- Modularity and Multistate Complexes
- Molecular Flux in Cellular Spaces
- Stochastic Modeling and Discrete Particles

Optical Imaging
- Fluorescent Correlation Spectroscopy
- Optical Probe Development
- Non-linear Optical Microscopy
- Single Molecule Imaging

Biophysics
- Biological Signaling Platforms
- Single Molecule and Particle Tracking
- Cytoskeletal Dynamics and Morphogenesis

Cell Biology
- Cellular Tissues and Development
- RNA Trafficking
- Signal Transduction
- Molecular Medicine

UConn Health Offers a Cutting-Edge Research Environment

UConn Health offers an excellent education in a stimulating, cutting-edge research environment. The university provides excellent physical facilities for research in both basic and clinical sciences, a computer center, and the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library. The program provides research facilities and guidance for graduate and postdoctoral work in cell biology - particularly membrane and surface function, membrane protein synthesis and turnover, cytoskeleton structure and function, stimulus-response coupling, gene expression and regulation, vascular biology, fertilization, bone biology, molecular medicine, early development, signal transduction, angiogenesis, computer modeling, and tumor biology. Facilities for training in cell culture, electron microscopy, electrophysiology, fluorescence spectroscopy, molecular biology, molecular modeling, fluorescence imaging, and intravital microscopy are available.

Financial Aid at the UConn Health Center

Support for doctoral students engaged in full-time degree programs at the Health Center is provided on a competitive basis. Graduate research assistantships for 2018-19 provide a stipend of $30,500 per year, a waiver of tuition/university fees for the fall and spring semesters and a student health insurance plan. More information on the admissions process is available.

UConn Housing Options

There is a wide range of affordable housing options in the greater Hartford area within easy commuting distance of the campus. These options include an extensive complex that is adjacent to UConn Health. University housing is not available at UConn Health.

Research Facilities and Graduate Student Life

The 200-acre UConn Health campus at Farmington houses a division of the University of Connecticut Graduate School, as well as the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. The campus also includes the John Dempsey Hospital, associated clinics, and extensive medical research facilities, all in a centralized facility with more than one million square feet of floor space. The Academic Research Building, built in 1999, is an impressive eleven-story structure providing 170,000 square feet of laboratory space and renovations are underway in the main Laboratory building, converting existing lab space into state-of-the-art open lab areas. In addition, the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine opened its 189,000-square-foot facility on the UConn Health campus in fall 2014. There are more than 260 full-time members at UConn Health.

The institution has a strong commitment to graduate study within an environment that promotes social and intellectual interaction among the various educational programs. Graduate students are represented on various administrative committees concerned with curricular affairs, and the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) represents graduate students' needs and concerns to the faculty and administration, in addition to fostering social contact among graduate students at UConn Health.

A Campus and Surrounding Areas in the Beautiful New England Countryside

Set in the beautiful New England countryside on a hill overlooking the Farmington Valley, the school is close to ski areas, hiking trails, and facilities for boating, fishing, and swimming. Connecticut's capital city of Hartford, seven miles east of Farmington, is the center of an urban region of approximately 800,000 people. The beaches of the Long Island Sound are about 50 minutes away to the south, and the beautiful Berkshires are a short drive to the northwest. New York City and Boston can be reached within 2 1/2 hours by car. The area is also home to several branches of the University of Connecticut, Trinity College, and the University of Hartford, which includes the Hartt School of Music. Bradley International Airport (about 30 minutes from campus) serves the Hartford/Springfield area with frequent airline connections to major cities in the U.S. and abroad. Frequent bus and rail service is also available from Hartford.


Location & Contact

Graduate Program in Cell Analysis and Modeling

Graduate School
UConn Health

263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
United States

Ms. Stephanie Rauch

Coordinator

Phone: 860-679-4509

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Cell Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

22% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 216
    • Accepted 48
    • Acceptance Rate 22
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate StudentsNot Reported
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate StudentsNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian0%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student100%


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