PhD Programs

UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience

UCLA has created a Graduate Programs in Bioscience consortium of ten Home Areas. Faculty in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are affiliated with one or more of these Home Area, and prospective students interested in training with our faculty are directed to apply for graduate study to one of these Home Area. Information on the new Home Areas, admissions, and other details may be obtained from the UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience website.

UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience
621 Charles E. Young Drive South
2305 Life Sciences
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1570
(310) 206-1845

PHD Programs

UCLA Molecular Toxicology Graduate Program

Several faculty from the Department also participate in the UCLA Molecular Toxicology Graduate Program.  This interdepartmental program spans departments in the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and the College of Letters and Science at UCLA. Members of our faculty also participate in the activities of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the newly established California Nanosystems Institute. A major advantage of UCLA is that the above entities are all in close proximity to one another on campus, providing our students with a wide range of educational and research opportunities. Our students also participate in many of the activities of the other biomedical science doctoral programs at UCLA. Areas of particular strength in our program include chemical carcinogenesis, repair of DNA damage, air pollution toxicology, nanotoxicology, and the environmental causation of Parkinson's disease. The program is supported by a training grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Our program is now in its ninth year.  Read more »