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MS-CB Thesis Research

Course Director: Trine Krogh-Madsen, PhD

Course Description

This course forms the MS thesis component for students in the MS-CB program. 

Prior to enrollment, students must have a faculty mentor assigned. Students will first learn basic concepts of research in computational biology. Working with their faculty mentor, each student will learn how to plan and perform scientific research, including critical reading of published research articles, problem finding, formulation of a research question, research methodology and design. Under the continued guidance of their faculty mentor, students will carry out their thesis research, including data collection and/or generation, data analysis, and data interpretation. 

Students will practice science communication throughout their research experience. This includes active participation in general communications within the mentor’s research group and presentations to faculty and fellow students. 

Students will write an original thesis document and present an oral defense of it to their Thesis Committee. 

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