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?

  1. 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.
  2. Tuition for accepted students in the Cancer Biology, PhD is fully funded by USciences and The Wistar Institute.
  3. With our experienced faculty and comprehensive curriculum, you'll acquire training in emerging approaches to cancer prevention and therapy.
  4. Small class sizes and mentorship allow you to learn from and build valuable relationships with expert faculty.
  5. In the classroom, you will study the latest developments in the understanding of cancer, therapeutic strategies, and therapeutic compounds.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. To date, program graduate have all published first-author papers in Nature, PNAS, Cancer Research, and other high-impact journals.

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Contact:

Kenneth Myers, PhD
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience

Office Location:

McNeil Science and Technology Center, Room 348

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-7531

Email:

k.myers@usciences.edu

Contact:

Brian Keith, PhD
Professor and Dean of Biomedical Studies

Address:

The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone:

215-898-3964

Email:

bkeith@wistar.org