The Clinical Research Graduate Program provides a solid clinical/translational research foundation for junior faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, medical students, and other health professionals interested in clinical research. The program will provide students with the foundations for disciplinary excellence, including the knowledge, skills, and perspective to engage in interdisciplinary investigations that will result in innovation and accelerated rates of translation of basic biomedical science into clinically useful therapies.
The Public Health Sciences Graduate Group includes instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, health services and administration, and social and behavioral science, and they prepare students for an expanding range of professional opportunities and roles in public health and medicine. The Master of Public Health Program is designed for people interested in disease prevention and community health.
Population biology is an interdisciplinary field that uses concepts and techniques from ecology, evolution, systematics, genetics, and mathematics or statistics. Course curriculum often works near the interface between ecology, the study of interactions between organisms and their environment, and evolutionary biology, which aims to understand how populations and species evolve. Areas of research are often directed toward basic science, but also often addresses applied problems such as overcrowding, invasive species, and extinction.
The program offers study in plant pathology, including emphasis on diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and nematodes. Graduate students may specialize in the physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of plant pathogens or host-pathogen interactions; the biology and ecology of plant pathogens; epidemiology and modeling of plant diseases; and the diagnosis and control of plant diseases, including chemical, biological, and integrated methods of control.
The graduate program offers training in the breadth of plant biology and in specialized topics represented by the following four research areas: cell and developmental biology; environmental and integrative biology; molecular biology, biochemistry, and genomics; and systematics and evolutionary biology.
The Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group is an interdisciplinary program that combines coursework and experimental training in modern approaches to pharmacological and toxicological problems. The group is comprised of more than 80 faculty members from the School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the College of Biological Sciences. Students gain advanced knowledge on how chemicals in the environment effect the health and ecosystems of humans and animals.
The Pharmaceutical Chemistry Program is intended for those students seeking employment at the M.S. level as research chemists in the pharmaceutical industry. The purpose of the program is to provide students with the enhanced technical depth and breadth in pharmaceutical chemistry that substantial research experience affords, so that their ability to make important contributions immediately and throughout their careers in these fields will be greatly enhanced.
The graduate group in ecology is an interdisciplinary graduate program that offers students a combination of both basic and applied ecology. Students gain advanced knowledge within one of the following organized areas of emphasis: agricultural ecology, conservation ecology, ecological genomics and genetics, ecosystems and landscape ecology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and human ecology, integrative ecology, marine ecology, physiological ecology, or restoration ecology.
The JDPE is a doctoral degree that is run jointly by the Ecology Program at San Diego State University and the Ecology Graduate Group at UC Davis. The joint nature of the doctoral program offers two primary advantages. First, students benefit from contact and expertise in and outside of the classroom with faculty members of two strong ecology programs. Second, across the two campuses, students have the opportunity to access facilities and field sites in nearly all the major biomes of California.
The program emphasizes the integration of basic and applied aspects of entomology in solving problems in biology, agriculture, and the environment. Students can specialize in a diversity of areas such as biological control, economic entomology, pollination biology, insect chemical ecology, insect olfaction, insect demography, insect physiology, insect toxicology, integrated pest management, ecology and evolution, forensic entomology, medical entomology, and systematics. Facilities at Davis provide resources for a wide range of studies. The Richard M.