Dec 07, 2019  
Graduate School Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Graduate School Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological and Biomedical Sciences


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Dr. Gregory Cole, Chair
Room 2242 Mary M. Townes Science Building
Department Telephone: (919) 530-6407
 
Dr. Delores J. Grant, Graduate Program Director
Room 218 Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute
Phone: (919) 530-7018
 

Overview

The mission of the graduate program in biology is to provide students greater depth and breadth in course work and to introduce them to the nature of creative and productive inquiry for careers in teaching, research in governmental, industrial and academic organizations, and entrance into doctoral programs. The Master of Science in Biological and Biomedical Science requires the completion of two semesters of residence and at least 30 credits of graduate-level courses for the thesis and non-thesis project options. Graduate courses at NCCU are numbered above 5000, and these courses in Biological and Biomedical Sciences provide the graduating MS students automatically with a minor in Biomedical Sciences.

There are two options for obtaining the M.S. degree in Biological and Biomedical Sciences: thesis and non-thesis project options. The two options require a minor, the internal minor is Biomedical Sciences and there are arrays of courses that can be used to fulfill this minor. Some students may choose an external minor which can be done in areas such as Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education.The master’s degree also requires successful completion of a written Comprehensive Examination that examines the student’s comprehension of advanced cellular and genetic mechanisms as well as their biochemical basis.

Option 1: M.S. in Biological and Biomedical Sciences with Thesis: For this option, laboratory research (BIOG 5800) and writing of a master’s thesis are required. Students must present a seminar on the research and pass a final oral examination in defense of the thesis BIOG 5900). The total credits required for the master’s with thesis option is 30.

Option 2: M.S. in Biological and Biomedical Sciences with Non-thesis Project: This program of study is designed primarily for individuals using non-laboratory-based projects as scholarly research. While students in this option are not required perform laboratory research leading to a thesis, they can conduct laboratory teaching activities through three credits each of BIOG 5800 and BIOG5810 (Graduate Project). The graduate project can focus on obtaining teaching experience and preparing the student for careers in teaching at high school or community college levels. It can also address bioinformatics, genomics, and/or library research on a focused area of interest that has been approved by the department. The total credits required for the non-thesis project master’s program is 36.

Graduate Faculty

 
 
Awumey, Emmanuel (Associate Professor)
B.S.  University of Ghana
M.S. University of Ghana and Univ. of Alberta, Canada
Ph.D. University of Alberta, Canada
 
Baines, Antonio T. (Associate Professor)
B.S., Norfolk State University
Ph.D., University of Arizona
 
Chen, Xiaoxin Luke (Professor)
B.S. Med. Beijing Medical University
Ph.D. Rutgers University
 
Cole, Gregory J. (Professor)
B.A., State University of New York
Ph.D., Florida State University
 
Fleming, Jodie (Associate Professor)
B.S., University of Delaware
Ph.D., Rutgers University
 
Grant, Delores J. (Professor)
B.S., South Carolina State College
M.S., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Grillo, Wendy Heck (Associate Professor)
B.A., Bellarmine College (now Bellarmine University)
Ph.D., University of Louisville
 
Hollowell, Gail P. (Associate Professor)
B.S., North Carolina Central University
M.S., Howard University
Ph.D., Howard University
 
Horvath, Julie E. (Research Associate Professor)
B.S., Michigan State University
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
 
Key, S. Catherine Silver (Associate Professor)
B.S., University of Missouri (St. Louis)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Kimbro, Sean (Associate Professor)
B.A., Washington University at St. Louis
Ph.D., Indiana University
 
Lee, Ju-Ahng (Associate Professor)
B.S., Yonsei University, South Korea
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
 
Leung, TinChung (Associate Professor)
B.S., The Chinese University of Hong Kong
M.S., The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ph.D., Wayne State University
 
Nwosu, Veronica C. (Professor)
B.S., University of Illinois
M.S., Roosevelt University
Ph.D., Wayne State University
 
Pointer, Mildred A. (Professor)
B.S., North Carolina Central University
Ph.D., Wake Forest University School of Medicine
 
Richardson, Micheler Ricardo (Professor)
B.Sc., Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
M.Sc, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Ph.D., Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
 
Sivaraman, Vijay (Assistant Professor)
B.A., New College of Florida
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Williams, Daniel (Associate Professor)
B.S., North Carolina Central University
M.S., North Carolina Central University
Ph.D., North Carolina State University
 
Williams-Devane, ClarLynda (Assoicate Professor)
B.S., North Carolina Central University
Ph.D., North Carolina State University
 
Yang, Xiaohe, (Professor)
M.S.,  Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Beijing China
Ph.D., Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School
(former name: Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School)

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