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Pathology is the specialized area of biomedical science that emphasizes the study of disease, and it is therefore one of the most multi-disciplinary fields of research. Investigators in a pathology department may be utilizing information and experimental techniques originally developed in almost any area of modern biology and, in return, may contribute new knowledge of benefit to many other disciplines. Research on disease may target any of the organ systems, in normal and abnormal conditions, and studies may be conducted from a structural, biochemical or functional perspective at any level, from the intact organism down to specific components of the individual cell. The Graduate Studies Program in the Department of Pathology has been designed to achieve three major goals: To train students in the design, performance, interpretation and documentation of laboratory research by guiding them as they carry out a thesis project in one of the many sub-disciplines of pathology To ensure that students have a comprehensive knowledge of biomedical science, with an advanced and up-to-date understanding of pathology. In addition to the scientific component, Ph.D. candidates should also become familiar with the general principles of diagnostic pathology. (Foreign medical graduates should be aware that this level of conceptual knowledge regarding diagnostic procedures is not adequate preparation for clinical employment and those wishing to practise Pathology as a medical specialty should apply for residency training rather than graduate studies.) To provide initial training in effective techniques of scientific communication: organizing and delivering lectures and research seminars; preparing and evaluating manuscripts and grant applications. The Pathology Department offers research training in a wide variety of areas such as: cancer research, including the fundamental biology of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, brain tumors, and the mechanisms of metastasis; immunology and transplantation; autoimmune disorders; ophthalmic pathology; cell biology; pulmonary disease; neurodegenerative disorders; smooth muscle pathophysiology; and gastrointestinal disease. Modern techniques and equipment include light, fluorescence, and electron microscopy (both transmission and scanning), laser capture, flow cytometry, DNA, RNA, protein analysis, cell culture, advanced immunological, pharmacological, biochemical, and physiological techniques, as well as morphometry and computer-aided analysis.
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1. Proof of English language proficiency
2. Curriculum Vitae
4. Electronic letters of reference
5. Statement of Research Interest or Research Proposal
6. GRE - May be required for non-Canadian applicant
Applicants must have a BSc or the equivalent degree with an extensive background in the physical and biological sciences. An academic record equivalent to or better than a GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0 at McGill is required, for at least the final two years of undergraduate training, with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 overall.
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