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Anatomy and Cell Biology

Not accepting applications for admission. Applicants interested in study of anatomy, cell biology, and physiology are encouraged to apply to the Graduate Program in Cell and Developmental Biology, an Interdisciplinary Program in the Faculty of Medicine.

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.Sc.

Program Overview

The Division of Anatomy and Cell Biology offers opportunities and facilities for advanced studies in anatomy, cellular biology, and neurobiology leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Members of the division undertake research programs in a wide range of basic and clinically relevant areas. Special research areas include cell and developmental biology, neurobiology, oncology, immunology, muscular dystrophy, muscle and membrane biophysics, and morphological aspects of cell structure and function at the light and electron microscopic levels.

The division is well equipped and has the following: transmission electron microscopes, fluorescence and photo-microscopes, confocal microscope, video image analysis, freeze-fracturing equipment, ultramicrotomes, molecular biology facilities and equipment, tissue culture facilities, spectro-photometric and radioisotope equipment, electrophysiological instrumentation, laser diffraction equipment, and ultracentrifuges.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Ph.D. program are expected to meet the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Transfer from the M.Sc. to the Ph.D. program is permitted under regulations set by the Faculty and Postdoctoral of Graduate Studies.

Program Requirements

Appropriate coursework will be selected in consultation with the student's supervisory committee. All doctoral students are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

Master of Science

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.Sc. degree program will normally possess a bachelor's degree in anatomy, cellular biology, or a related area, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

The M.Sc. program requires completion of a minimum of 30 credits, including a 12-credit research thesis and at least 18 credits of coursework. Coursework may be selected in consultation with the student's supervisory committee.

Contact Information

Graduate Program in Cell and Developmental Biology
1347-2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604.822.2671
Fax: 604.822.2316
Email: cell.grad@ubc.ca
Web: www.cell.ubc.ca

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