Center for the Study of Chronic Metabolic and Rare Diseases


Undergraduate Internship

The Inova Biomedical Internship in Chronic Diseases provides five internship opportunities for George Mason University undergraduate students every semester. This program offers students a unique chance to explore new career opportunities. Students will get a chance to work one-on-one with medical care providers and scientists in the semester-long research program.

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Inova Biomedical Internship in Chronic Diseases

Undergraduate Courses

Attention pre-Med, pre-Dental and students aspire for research careers
In summer session A (MWF, 4-pm - 6:40 pm), Dr.Baranova will teach BIOL431: Genetics of Human Diseases. The first section will refresh student’s understanding of basic genetic concepts (mutations, chromosome behavior, inheritance patterns) using the examples of Chronic Human Disease. The second section will guide students through special human genetic examples: Birth Defects, Cancer Predisposition, Personalized Genomics. Last but not least, genetic screening programs and principles of genetic counseling will be reviewed. This course is great for pre-med and pre-dental students. Students from other programs are welcome as well

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BIOL431:Genetics of human diseases 2014

Graduate Programs

The graduate level programs provide advanced training for students and professionals seeking careers in the biotechnology industry or biodefense, as well as more traditional careers in biomedical research, teaching, evolutionary biology, and animal biology. Master’s concentrations are available in molecular biology, microbiology and infectious disease, bioinformatics and computational biology, and systematics and evolutionary biology. Alternatively, students may choose the program in biological sciences, which allows flexibility to specialize in additional areas. Doctoral concentrations focus on functional genomics and biotechnology, or microbiology and infectious diseases.The Accelerated Master's program is for students currently enrolled in the Bachelor's program in biology at Mason, who have completed a minimum of 75 credits with a 3.0 GPA and are interested in pursing a Master's degree.

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