Biological Sciences

Molecular Genetics (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology)

Molecular Genetics Program is the study of heredity and variation in biological systems at the level of the molecules that transmit and express genetic information. This includes any of the steps that transmits information from DNA to the final organism.

If you have a degree in molecular genetics you might find employment in a variety of fields including medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology.

Effective 2018, this program will be renamed to Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Please see program planners to the right for course requirements.   The renaming of the program means that we will no longer be admitting students into the Molecular Genetics Program.  Rather, students will only be admitted into the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Program. Students who entered program prior to 2018 will graduate with a degree in Molecular Genetics. Students who entered the program after that will graduate with a degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.

ADVISORS

Last names beginning with letters A-H
John Locke (john.locke@ualberta.ca)

Last names beginning with letters I-P
Dave Pilgrim (dave.pilgrim@ualberta.ca)

Last names beginning with letters Q-Z
Andrew Waskiewicz (aw@ualberta.ca)

 

Career Options

Faculty in Molecular Genetics

Molecular Biology Students Association (MBSA)