McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Biology - Developmental Biology option

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Developmental Biology and Embryology
Description The option in Developmental Biology brings together the strong concentration of outstanding developmental biology researchers at McGill and across Montreal to offer students the opportunity to pursue cutting-edge research in developmental biology in a rich and collaborative environment. This option is intended to provide broad training in developmental biology and offers research opportunities with a variety of vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant model systems, including Drosophila, C. elegans, Arabidopsis, and mice. Participating faculty are drawn from research institutions across Montreal in addition to the Department of Biology, including the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), and the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Centre. The synergies arising from this network enhance a unique training environment that provides students with outstanding theoretical and practical preparation for a future career in science. This Ph.D. program is distinguished from the graduate program in Biology because entering students will carry out three research “rotations” during their first semester, allowing them to experience a variety of research areas before choosing a supervisor for the remainder of their graduate work. Students enter directly from their undergraduate studies, and the primary criterion for admission to the program is a strong background in research at the undergraduate level. It is also expected that candidates will have a CGPA of 3.5 or better, although exceptions may be made for applicants with outstanding research experience. Students will also participate in courses, retreats, and symposia specific to the program.
Website: Biology - Developmental Biology option at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

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Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 80
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
A supporting letter from a previous research supervisor and one additional supporting letter.

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Last Updated: July 23, 2015