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Free Radical and Radiation Biology, Ph.D.

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University rank #421 (QS) , IA,
The Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program provides in-depth training and research experience in the physical, chemical, and biological effects of radiation. It also focuses on the metabolic production of free radicals and their role in biology and medicine.

About

Free radicals are of interest to researchers and clinicians due to their role in a variety of diseases and pathological states, including degenerative diseases of aging and cancer. Manipulation of free radical reactions and redox biology holds great promise for the future development of new therapies for a variety of human diseases. The Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program stresses the importance of these areas of research to basic science, translational research, and public health.

The program has a number of radiation detectors and counters, including liquid scintillation counters. It also has ultraviolet/visible spectrophotometers; various types of equipment for densitometry, chromatography, and electrophoresis; modern tissue culture facilities; seahorse metabolic profiling instruments; molecular biology equipment, including thermal cyclers; an automatic cell counter and particle sizer; tissue culture facilities; Typhoon phosphorimager; high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC); electron spin resonance spectrometers; and nitric oxide analyzers. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Physics I
  • Radiation Safety and Radiobiology
  • Medical Physics II
  • Special Topics: Advanced Undergraduate
  • Radiation Biology
  • Research: Special Topics
  • Seminar: Free Radical and Radiation Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    81

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Apply Online: To begin the general graduate application process, set up an account with an existing email address and password
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An application for graduate funding
  • A master’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions
  • English Proficiency Requirements: International applicants whose first language is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for admission to the university

Tuition Fee

  • Students admitted to the PhD program receive a stipend and a health insurance allowance in addition to full payment of their tuition and mandatory fees.

Living costs for Iowa City

  • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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