The Molecular Biophysics Program at the University of Colorado, jointly sponsored by the NIH and CU, is a collaborative effort involving students, postdocs and faculty from five departments on the Boulder campus. Participants share a common interest in biological systems, and seek to understand these systems in terms of physical and chemical principles.
The Signaling and Cellular Regulation (SCR) Graduate Training Program, sponsored by the NIH, is an interdepartmental effort between Biochemistry and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB). The goal of the SCR training program is to prepare graduate students to conduct innovative, high impact, and multi-disciplinary research in signal transduction. Areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, cellular signaling pathways and downstream targets, cell differentiation and organismal development, responses to cell stress and nutritional requirements, and programmed cell death.
IQ Biology is a Graduate PhD Certificate through CU Boulder's BioFrontiers Institute. The certificate is earned in concordance with a CU Boulder degree-granting PhD program with a partner department. Students learn Interdisciplinary Quantitative skills, while also gaining in-depth knowledge of their field
The Center for Teaching & Learning currently offers certificates in teaching and development for graduate students. The Certificate in College Teaching (CCT) helps graduate teachers develop a confident classroom presence, good interactional skills, and a firm foundation in college teaching. The Future Faculty Development Certificate (FFD) offers participants the opportunity to pursue a project on teaching at the college level under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
The PhD in Neuroscience is an interdepartmental program that is entered from a participating department. The program has a "track" structure, with each track tailored to the needs of students in particular subdisciplines. Currently there are tracks in: a) Behavioral Genetics, b) Behavioral Neuroscience, c) Clinical Neuroscience, d) Cognitive Neuroscience, e) Integrative Physiology, f) Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Neuroscience, g) Social Neuroscience and h) Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.