USDA National PhD Fellowships
Three Ph.D. Fellowships are available in the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University. The Fellowships will provide a stipend of $24,500 per year for three years and 100% tuition. Applicants must be US citizens. Preferred qualifications are experience in some of the following areas: genetics, molecular biology and statistical analysis. Students that have strong organization and communication skills are especially encouraged to apply.
Application Information: US citizens can apply through the OSU Department of Animal Science.
A core group of faculties from Animal Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Statistics with highly successful and collaborative research programs will provide extensive and integrative mentoring and training for graduate students.
Course work will cover broad areas of genetics, animal breeding, genomics, bioinformatics and related topics. Emphasis will be placed on excellent research training including regular research meetings, student and faculty seminar series, internships with major organizations, Historically Black Colleges or other Universities. Graduating Fellows will be well trained for successful research or academic careers, to apply scientific methods and knowledge of animal genomics, computational biology and quantitative genetics in solving needs of the animal industries.
Our vision is to prepare graduates to be able to think critically and apply the scientific method and their new found knowledge of animal genomics, computational biology and quantitative genetics in conducting research aimed at solving the needs of the animal industries. This encompasses possession of field, laboratory and computer skills necessary to successfully carry out research, which includes the ability to plan, execute and interpret experiments.
Recent genomic advances opened up enormous opportunities toward understanding the genetic basis of economically important traits. Integrating functional genomics, proteomics and metabolomics using a systems biology approach, Animal Genomics is poised to have a major impact on livestock production. To fulfill this promise, a new generation of scientists familiar with genomic technologies and trained to integrate the tools of molecular and quantitative genetics, computational biology and statistics across major disciplines in animal science is needed.
1) Develop a graduate education program on the application of animal genomics, computational biology and quantitative genetics in solving needs of the animal industries.
2) Graduate a diverse group of Fellows well trained for successful research or academic careers.
Degree: PhD - Molecular Genetics
Advisor: Dr. Zhang