PhD in Medical Sciences Concentrations
The Molecular Medicine concentration in the Medical Sciences PhD Program is focused on interdisciplinary
approaches to the study of the molecular basis of disease, providing you with a
fundamental understanding of biochemical and genetic principles basic to
pathophysiological processes. In this program, you will examine molecular
mechanisms that underlie the cellular aberrations in clinical disorders and
incorporate fundamental principles learned in coursework to medical research.
The mission of the Department of Molecular Medicine is four-fold: 1) to
discover, apply and disseminate knowledge of the basis of health and disease,
2) to translate this knowledge into innovative tools for the diagnosis,
treatment and prevention of disease, 3) to train and mentor future scientists
and health care professionals, and 4) provide a collegial and scholarly
environment where students, faculty, and staff thrive.
The curriculum for the PhD in Medical Sciences can be found in the Graduate Catalog. A sample of courses offered within the Molecular Medicine concentration is listed below.
- Molecular Basis of Disease
- Structural Biology
- Fundamentals of Structural Bioinformatics
- Basic Medical Neuroscience
- Cancer Biology I
- Ashley Lui – 2021 Research Day Best Poster
in the field of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Roukiah Khalil - 2021 Research Day
Best Poster in the field of Cancer Biology
Ahmed Ramadan – 2021 Research Day
Outstanding Innovations in Medicine Award
Wael Gamal – 2021 Research Day USF FCU Best
Poster in the Field of Immunology & Microbiology
Aya Elmarsafawi - Krzanowski Career
Development Award, Spring 2021
- Muthengi A, Wimalasena VK, Yosief HO, Bikowitz
MJ, Sigua LH, Wang T, Li D, Gaieb Z, Dhawan G, Liu S, Erickson J, Amaro RE,
Schönbrunn E, Qi J, Zhang W. Development of Dimethylisoxazole-Attached
Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines as Potent and Selective CBP/P300 Inhibitors. J Med
Chem. 2021 May 13;64(9):5787-5801. doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c02232. Epub 2021
Apr 19. PMID: 33872011.
- Moss LD, Sode D, Patel R, Lui A, Hudson C, Patel
NA, Bickford PC. Intranasal delivery of exosomes from human adipose derived
stem cells at forty-eight hours post injury reduces motor and cognitive
impairments following traumatic brain injury. Neurochem Int. 2021 Aug 25;150:105173.
doi: 10.1016/j.neuint.2021.105173. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34453976.
- Dutta R, Khalil R, Mayilsamy K, Green R, Howell
M, Bharadwaj S, Mohapatra SS, Mohapatra S. Combination Therapy of Mithramycin A
and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer in an
Orthotopic Murine Model. Front Immunol. 2021 Jul 26;12:706133. doi:
10.3389/fimmu.2021.706133. PMID: 34381456; PMCID: PMC8350740.
For information about the Medical Sciences PhD Program, contact 813-974-2836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, students do not apply directly to a concentration. Interested students should submit an application for the PhD in Medical Sciences. Concentrations are typically selected during the first year of study.