The graduate program in biotechnology is designed to provide the students with theoretical and practical training in biological expertise that are currently used in the biotechnology industry, as well as in academic, medical, and governmental laboratories. These include recombinant DNA technology, protein isolation and characterization, animal and microbial cell culture, virology and immunology. Typical sample programs are presented below.
A) M.S. in Biological Sciences with a Concentration in Biotechnology
Sample Program in Biotechnology
B) M.S. in Biotechnology with an Emphasis in Stem Cell Biology
The curriculum includes the following: (1), three courses focusing on different aspects of stem cells (ethical issues, clinical applications, basic biology), (2), a graduate-level stem cell laboratory course taught in the core facility, and (3), one year of directed research within an established stem cell research laboratory at UCI.