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Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences with Major in Cellular and Molecular Biology

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Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences with Major in Cellular and Molecular Biology

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8 semesters

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01/07/2024 - 27/09/2024

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March 2025

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$4.170.000 (annually)

Program Description

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.

Program Objectives

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. 

Learning Outcomes

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.

Research Areas

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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.

Application Requirements

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  1. Application deadline
  2. Online application system
  3. User account
  4. Fill out application form
  5. Required documents – Curriculum Vitae
  6. Required documents – Application for UC Admission
  7. Required documents – Certificates
  8. Valid digital files
  9. Letters of recommendation
  10. Applying for more than one major
  11. Availability of information
  12. Send the application form
  13. Original documents
  14. Guiding professor
  15. Admission exam
  16. Admission exam dates
  17. Doctoral program tuition
  18. Health insurance
  19. Regulations

Graduation Requirements

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  • Timely graduation is achieved through an adequate follow-up of the students by their supervising professors, who guide them in order to establish adequate and concrete objectives for the development of their Doctoral Thesis. Consequently, our Doctoral program ensures that students can perform original research, autonomously and with high scientific impact, allowing them to achieve an outstanding career either in the areas of basic research or in the areas of application of biological sciences.

Academic Units

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