The applied biosciences emphasis is a research-oriented academic course of study that encompasses biotechnology and applied biological sciences. Research areas include molecular and cellular biology, phylogeny, evolutionary ecology, genomics, and bioinformatics. ASCI 7192 – Biosciences and Bioinformatics Seminar is required each semester the student is enrolled.
The emphasis is coordinated with the developing biotechnology industry within the state of Arkansas and is aligned with related programs in the University of Arkansas system.
The Applied Biosciences Working Group is a group of faculty that acts in an oversight role for the applied biosciences emphasis, helping to develop policy governing the program and working to improve the program to the benefit of both faculty and students. The working group also recommends student admissions and candidates for graduate assistantships, oversees student progress, moderates conflicts between advisors and students when requested, and administers other general university and departmental policies regarding graduate student activities.
Recognizing that science is a cooperative enterprise, the working group strives to create a sense of community, cooperation, and caring among students and between students, faculty, and staff. Students are encouraged to participate fully in all seminars, colloquia, and special social functions.
For more information, please contact the program administrator:
Dr. Nawab Ali, Applied Biosciences Emphasis Area Coordinator
ETAS Room 329G