Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences with Major in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences with Major in Cellular and Molecular Biology
03/07/2023 - 22/09/2023
The Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences focuses on learning a set of knowledge, competencies, and skills required to become successful researchers and teachers. This task is complex and requires the ability to formulate essential questions, design and develop the experiments and analyses necessary to answer them.
The major focuses on studying the cellular and molecular basis of diverse biological processes such as embryonic development, cell differentiation, stem cell proliferation, neuronal development, and synaptic plasticity. We also study gene regulation and expression, cell-cell interactions, extracellular matrix signaling, protein trafficking, and cell polarity.
We generate the basis for designing new therapeutic applications which are studied in animal models and human samples. Thus, much of the research carried out has projections in biomedicine in chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stress, drug addiction, muscular dystrophies, fibrosis, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and autoimmune diseases. In addition, we cover research areas focused on tissue regeneration and stem cell biology.
Program accredited by CNA-Chile for eight years.
The main objective of the Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences is to provide an intensive education oriented to scientific research in biology. Our Doctoral program offers students the possibility of developing research in diverse areas of knowledge, from those related to gene regulation and expression to the functioning of the aridest ecosystems on the planet, through interaction with the academics of the Faculty.
Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences capable of responding to the demands of today’s society, a competency profile, and a learning-centered curriculum is an opportunity for doctoral students to achieve autonomy and excellence as current and future researchers.
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Signaling Pathways in the Nervous System and Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Developmental biology, differentiation and regeneration and their relationship with extracellular matrix.
Genetic and epigenetic basis of cell differentiation, subcellular organization and dynamics, protein trafficking and polarization.
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