Brown University requires a minimum of 24 tuition credits for the PhD degree.  Students may continue to register for elective courses that are related to their training throughout their time at Brown.  Below are suggested courses.  In addition, an entire course catalog is available.

Fall Semester 2023

Code Title Schedule Instructor
BIOL 0470 Genetics Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:50am Mark Johnson & Erica Larschan
BIOL 1290 Cancer Biology Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:00-4:20pm Anatoly Zhitkovich
BIOL 1520 Innate Immunity Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:30-9:50am Laurent Brossay
BIOL 1565 Survey of Biomedical Informatics Mondays, 3:00-5:30pm Neil Sarkar
BIOL 1970A Stem Cell Biology Mondays, 2:00-4:30pm Richard Freiman
BIOL 2020 Biotechnology Science and Industry Thursdays, 5:00-7:30pm Eric Huang
BIOL 2089 The Importance of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology Wednesdays, 4:00-6:30pm Daniel Holmander & Jeffrey Morgan
BIOL 2220 Topics in Signal Transduction Wednesdays, 3:00-5:30pm Elena Oancea
BIOL 2270 Advanced Biochemistry Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-3:50pm George Lisi & Alexandra Deaconescu
BIOL 2300 Biomolecular Interactions:  Health, Disease, and Drug design Mondays, 3:00- 5:30pm Nicolas Fawzi
BIOL 2310 Developmental Biology Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-10:20am Kristi Wharton
BIOL 2560 Advanced Virology Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 9:00-9:50am Sanghyun Lee & Amanda Jamieson
BIOL 2860 Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30pm Thomas Bartnikas
ENGN 2910S Cancer Nanotechnology Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00-11:50am Ian Wong
PHP 2120 Introduction to Methods in Epidemiologic Research Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11:50am Mark Lurie
PHP 2510 Principles of Biostatistics and Data Analysis Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-10:20am Shira Dunsiger
PHP 2560 Statistical Programming with R Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-3:50pm Alice Paul
IMMUN 307QC Cancer Immunology Harvard Cross-Registration Kai Wucherpfennig

Spring Semester 2024

Code Title Schedule Instructor
BIOL 1100 Cell Physiology & Biophysics Mondays, 3:00-5:30pm Diana Horrigan & Anita Zimmerman
BIOL 1120 Biomaterials Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:30pm Yu-Ting Dingle
BIOL 1250 Host-microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:30pm Peter Belenky & Shipra Vaishnava
BIOL 1550 Parasitism:  Biology and Disease Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 11:00-11:50am Christopher de Graffenried
BIOL 1555 Methods in Informatics and Data Science for Health Mondays, 3:00-5:30pm Elizabeth Chen & Neil Sarkar
BIOL 1600 Development of Vaccines to Infectious Diseases Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:00-4:20pm Lalit Beura
BIOL 1820 Environmental Health and Disease Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11:50am Jessica Plavicki
BIOL 2040 Ultrastructure/Bioimaging Mondays, 2:00-5:00pm Geoffrey Williams
BIOL 2350 The Biology of Aging Thursdays, 2:00-5:00pm John Sedivy & Nicola Neretti
BIOL 2540 Molecular Genetics Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-3:50pm Erica Larschan & Alvin Huang
BIOL 2545 Human Genetics and Genomics Wednesdays, 3:00-5:30pm Eric Morrow
BIOL 2865 Toxicology Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-2:20pm Daniel Spade
CSCI 2820 Advanced Algorithmic Foundations of Computational Biology Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-3:50pm Sorin Istrail
CLPS 0950 Introduction to Programming Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 10:00-10:50am TBD
CLPS 1480B Cognitive Aging and Dementia Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-2:20pm Elena Festa
NEUR 1020 Principles of Neurobiology Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-10:20am Carlos Aizenman
NEUR 1540 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30-11:50am Monica Linden