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Cancer Biology, PhD
Our multidisciplinary curriculum combines the basic mechanisms of cancer biology with the translational aspects of drug discovery. At USciences, you’ll receive hands-on training in our state-of-the-art laboratories from faculty at the cutting edge of research. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to advance the fight against cancer in an academic, governmental, or industrial career.
What Sets Us Apart?
- Our unique program features an integrated training experience with renowned researchers from both USciences and The Wistar Institute, an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer
and vaccine research.
- Tuition for accepted students in the Cancer Biology, PhD is fully funded by USciences and The Wistar Institute.
- With our experienced faculty and comprehensive curriculum, you'll acquire training
in emerging approaches to cancer prevention and therapy.
- Small class sizes and mentorship allow you to learn from and build valuable relationships with expert
- In the classroom, you will study the latest developments in the understanding of cancer,
therapeutic strategies, and therapeutic compounds.
- In the lab, you will work side-by-side with world-renowned faculty members, exploring
molecular signaling pathways, tumor targeting, and other aspects of drug discovery,
in the heart of the region's biotechnology and health sciences industries.
- Hands-on work in Wistar’s Molecular Screening & Protein Expression Facility provides
an introduction to high-throughput approaches in therapeutic discovery and development
of robust, well-validated bioassays.
- To date, program graduate have all published first-author papers in Nature, PNAS, Cancer Research, and other high-impact journals.
What Kind of Bacteria Are on the Bottom of Our Shoes?
July 10, 2018
Jason Heindl PhD, assistant professor of biology, helped to guide Jenn Frederick from Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia through the kind of bacteria cultivated from the morning show team members' shoes.
Mentorship in USciences' Lab Helps High School Student Advance Research
April 05, 2018
With the guidance of Dr. Heindl, Zhong was able to advance her hypothesis and explore how the bacteriophage viruses can communicate with each other.
Undergraduate Research Festival Celebrates Student Scholarship
March 23, 2018
The Undergraduate Research Festival sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) celebrated the breadth of research projects being conducted by undergraduate students and their faculty mentors in a variety of labs and classrooms across campus. The three-day event formally began with ribbon cutting ceremonies by President Dr. Paul Katz.
Jaspal Brar BI’18 Presented with USciences Founders' Day Student Award of Merit
February 21, 2018
The award is presented to an outstanding student who "exemplifies the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of USciences' founders."
Kenneth Myers, PhD
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience
McNeil Science and Technology Center, Room 348
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Brian Keith, PhD
Professor and Dean of Biomedical Studies
The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104