The Department of Structural and Cellular Biology (SCB) teaches approximately half of the courses for the first year medical students. In addition, graduate courses and medical student elective courses are offered by the faculty. The material in the anatomical courses is closely correlated to facilitate student learning.
The Department of Structural and Cellular Biology offers programs of graduate study leading to the Ph.D. in Structural and Cellular Biology at Tulane University. The purpose of the program is to train outstanding research scientists and teachers with a broad background in structural and cellular biology qualifying them to embark on careers as investigators and teachers.
An individualized curriculum of study is developed to meet each trainee's objectives. Usually the student is able to participate in research early in his or her training, since the program ordinarily introduces investigative work along with formal courses. The trainee has the opportunity to choose his or her field of study from the broad areas of knowledge encompassed by the several basic medical sciences. Interdisciplinary studies can be arranged. The student may realistically expect to obtain the Ph.D. degree in four to five years. The favorable student-faculty ratio allows for a close day-to-day working relationship between student and adviser.
Please contact Dr. Steven Hill at the number, address or e-mail below for information on courses and research programs offered through the Department of Structural and Cellular Biology.
Although there is no specific deadline for the submission of applications to the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, candidates requiring financial assistance should see that all necessary information is furnished no later than February 1 if they wish to be considered for admission in August of the same year. The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences advises students not requiring financial aid to submit their applications by July 1 for the Fall semester, December 1 for the Spring semester, and May 1 for the Summer sessions. Students are advised to consider June as the time of entrance, since certain graduate core courses can be taken during the summer. Scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations are required.
The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is currently accepting application submissions online or via paper-based format. Please click the following link to be directed to their site for more information: Graduate School Applications.
The Department of Structural and Cellular Biology offers and participates in the following degree programs:
The basic pattern of training in Structural and Cellular Biology conforms to the regulations of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, with certain requirements superimposed by the Department. The minimum requirements of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciencesinclude 48 hours of formal coursework and an individual research program under faculty supervision, culminating in a dissertation. The program leading to the Ph.D. degree is composed of both a "structured" and "unstructured" portion. The "structured" portion consists of the core curriculum in anatomy and courses selected from the basic science. The "unstructured" portion consists of advanced graduate courses and research. It is designed to provide depth and sophistication of knowledge and technique in the area of individual research interest to each student.
Application to this program may be made only after acceptance by the School of Medicine.
Application to the program may be made only after acceptance by the School of Medicine.
For more information, please feel free to review our Graduate Student Guidelines, which details additional information about the Department's graduate program.
Dr. Steven M. Hill
Chairman, Department of Structural and Cellular Biology
Tulane University School of Medicine
Box SL49, 1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Tulane University School of Medicine, Dept. of SCB, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5255 email@example.com