Provide research opportunities to aspiring scientists to become creative, resourceful, highly skilled and, ultimately, successful researchers that move to advanced careers.
The Program in Genetics is the main interdisciplinary PhD program in the Natural Sciences at Texas A&M University and offers research opportunities in a diverse range of Specialties: Bioinformatics and Genomics; Conservation and Population Genetics; Medical Genetics; Microbial Genetics; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Genetics; and Plant Genetics.
We have designed our Program to support students throughout their graduate studies. During the first year, orientation introduces new students to university policies, employee benefits, teaching activities and laboratory safety. Faculty talks and laboratory rotations acquaint students with the faculty and their research. Socials gatherings allow for opportunities to visit and interact with faculty members outside the university environment. Our genetics graduate student association also fosters interaction among students. By the end of fall, students are ready to select their principal advisor and committee faculty, join a laboratory and develop their own research projects. The Genetics Program continues assisting the students through advising, travel award opportunities, career development and financial support.