Why pursue a Ph.D. in genetics at UNH?
The rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum of our genetics Ph.D. program will prepare you for leadership roles in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, academic and government research laboratories, and academia. You’ll engage in advanced coursework and research led by faculty from multiple departments and our Hubbard Center for Genome Studies. The program integrates disciplines including molecular and cellular biology, environmental and evolutionary genetics, and genomics in microbial, plant and animal systems. You’ll enjoy weekly graduate student seminar presentations, as well as a departmental seminar series of invited speakers. Our program also offers opportunities to gain teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant.
We emphasize interdisciplinary research training, with opportunities in cutting-edge areas such as molecular and evolutionary genetics, genomics and bioinformatics. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, becoming familiar with our facilities through lab rotations early in the program. Research areas include genomics and bioinformatics, evolutionary genomics, microbial ecology and genomics, plant genomics, signal transduction pathways, biodiversity and molecular ecology, and cancer genetics.
Potential career areas
- College or university faculty
- Research director, biotechnology industry
- Research director, pharmaceutical industry
- Principle investigator, academia and government agencies