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Molecular Genetics

Program Overview

The Department of Molecular Genetics is administered from the Medical Sciences Building and has nearly 100 faculty members whose labs are located within the Medical Science Building, the Best Institute, the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, the FitzGerald Building, the Hospital for Sick Children, Mount Sinai Hospital, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, and Princess Margaret Hospital.

The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs in Molecular Genetics offer research training in a broad range of genetic systems from bacteria and viruses to humans. Research projects include DNA repair, recombination and segregation, transcription, RNA splicing and catalysis, regulation of gene expression, signal transduction, interactions of host cells with bacteria and viruses, developmental genetics of simple organisms (worms and fruit flies) as well as complex organisms (mice), molecular neurobiology, molecular immunology, cancer biology and virology, structural biology, and human genetics and gene therapy.

Students may also be interested in the combined degree program in Medicine, Doctor of / Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD).

See video: Explore Graduate Programs at the Faculty of Medicine.

Please direct admission enquiries to mgy.info@utoronto.ca.


Quick Facts

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Application deadline MSc, PhD:

Fall 2024 entry

01-May-2024

MSc, PhD:

Fall 2024 entry

01-May-2024

Minimum admission average MSc:

B+, both cumulatively and in the final year

PhD:

A-

MSc:

B+, both cumulatively and in the final year

PhD:

A-

Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD? PhD:

Yes

PhD:

Yes

Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc, PhD:

After

MSc:

Before

PhD:

After

If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc, PhD:

Yes

Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc, PhD:

Applicant

MSc, PhD:

Applicant

Are any standardized tests required/recommended? MSc, PhD:

NA

MSc, PhD:

NA


Matthaeus Ware

“Ware aspires to be a leader in the field of academic paediatric oncology. His mentors describe him as a rising star in biomedical research who possesses a rare combination of insight, creativity and compassion”

Matthaeus Ware
MD/PhD Student, Department of Molecular Genetics , 2020–21 Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award
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