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New PhD Program, Genetic Engineering & Society, North Carolina State University

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 01, 2011 07:07 PM
North Carolina State University is pleased to announce a new doctoral program in Genetic Engineering and Society: Exploring the Case of Transgenic Pests, funded under the National Science foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. Our program examines questions linked to the genetic modification of mosquitoes, mice, fish, and other species that affect human health, biodiversity, and sustainable development. These questions include: What genetic engineering techniques are under development? What are the social, ethical, and ecological consequences of these techniques? How can all stakeholders be appropriately and effectively involved in decisions about these products?

We are looking for excellent students who have majored in humanities, mathematics, or a social or natural science and want broad and rigorous graduate training across these areas. We also welcome students who have a masters degree specializing in one of these areas and want strong interdisciplinary training at the doctoral level. Students who participate in the program will receive a PhD in a home doctoral program and a graduate minor in Genetic Engineering and Society. The minor will include four courses, one of which will be taught in Latin America. In addition to full fellowships, funds are available for international internships.

Please visit our website for more details on the program, including a list of participating faculty: 

In addition to contacting potential faculty mentors, prospective students are encouraged to email questions to:

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