Certificate

Graduate students who complete their PhD requirements in their home department and the training program requirements will receive a Certificate of Advanced Study in Nanobiotechnology.

Why a Certificate?

This training program focuses on creating new knowledge and new technologies at the interface of nanoscience and medicine.  The training program is intended to provide engineers and scientists with a multidisciplinary approach to gaining expertise not only in their field of study but also in the fields of their peers who participate in the program. Students learn through traditional lecture and laboratory courses as well as peer-to-peer learning in tutorials. Co-advising provides a broad, multidisciplinary peer group in addition to the peer group in their home department.

 * All participating departments have approved these three courses to count towards the elective requirement for the PhD

Note: Fellows that are supported by the Cancer Engineering Predoctoral Fellowship (CNTC) do not receive a certificate.

A typical schedule of the courses can be found below:

Year 1
Fall 
*670.619 Fundamental Physics and Chemistry of Nanomaterials
670.615 Introduction to NanoBio Tutorials I
Lab Research
Spring
*410.603 Advanced Cell Biology
670.616 Introduction to NanoBio Tutorials II
Lab Research
Year 2
Fall
670.618 NanoBio Tutorials I
Lab Research
Intersession
670.620 Fundamental Lab Principles of Nanobiotechnology
Spring
670.628 NanoBio Tutorials II
*670.621 NanoBio Laboratory
Lab Research
Year 3 
Fall
670.622 Advanced NanoBio Tutorials I
Lab Research
Spring
670.623 Advanced NanoBio Tutorials II
Lab Research
Special Seminars (Multidisciplinary Clinics)
Summer
670.609 Communication for Scientist and Engineers
Year 4
Fall
670.624 NanoBio Tutorials: Special Topics I
Lab Research
Special Seminars (Career Options)
Spring
670.625 NanoBio Tutorials: Special Topics II
Lab Research
670.627 Commercializing Emerging Technologies (optional)