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You See Berkeley

University of California – Berkeley has offered it’s course lectures on YouTube.

UC Berkeley has become first university to provide its full-course videos free and open to the public.

The UC Berkeley YouTube channel website can be found at http://www.youtube.com/ucberkeley.

Some of the topics covered are:

Integrative Biology


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Biology Related Hot Programs

1.Biometrics and Biostatistics

Programs in biometrics and biostatistics prepare people to use math to study medical issues. Students learn to apply statistics to study disease, medicine, and genetics. They also learn how to create studies that help doctors and scientists treat patients and develop new medications.

Graduate admissions

Admission to graduate programs is competitive. You need a bachelor’s degree, good grades, and good test scores.

Additional requirements include:

GRE – General
Undergraduate degree in math, biology, or social sciences
Undergraduate course work in statistics

Typical course work

This graduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

    Applied Statistics
    Biostatistics and Health
    Categorical Data Analysis
    Health Policy
    Health Systems
    Interpretation of Data
    Multivariate Analysis
    Nonparametric Statistics
    Regression Analysis
    Research Methods
    Theory of Statistics

2.Biomedical sciences

Biomedical sciences programs teach people to combine their studies of biology, health, and medicine. Students learn biology, and they learn how to do basic medical research.

Graduate admissions

Admission to graduate programs is competitive. You need a bachelor’s degree, good grades, and good test scores.

Additional requirements for admission may be

GRE – General
Laboratory research experience
Undergraduate course work in biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, anatomy, and physiology


Biotechnology programs prepare people to use biology and other sciences to make new food and drug products. Students learn about microbes, genetic engineering, and the sequencing of DNA. They also learn about patents and ethics.

Graduate admissions

Admission to graduate programs is competitive. You need a bachelor’s degree (usually in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or bioengineering), good grades, and good test scores.

Additional requirements at some schools are:

GRE- General


Typical course work

A graduate program in biotechnology typically includes courses such as the following:

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Experimental Principles in Molecular Biology
    Advanced Integrative Bioscience
    Principles of Cell and Tissue Engineering
    Biological Imaging
    Biomedical Informatics
    Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues for Responsible Clinical Research
    Laboratory Rotations

Schools That Require OR Recommend Biological Science Subject Test

GRE subject test is required by the following universities for their graduate biology programs:

1. Stanford University. YES for Doctorate.

School of Humanities and Sciences.

2. Harvard University. YES

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

3. University of California–Berkeley

Graduate Division, College of Letters and Sciences. YES for Doctorate

Dept. of Integrative Biology

4. Johns Hopkins University. YES for Doctorate.

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

5. Princeton University. YES for Doctorate.

6. Duke University. YES for Doctorate.

7. Columbia University. YES

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

8. Cornell University. YES

9. University of California–San Diego. YES

Graduate Studies and Research

10. Washington University in St. Louis. YES for Doctorate

11. University of California–Los Angeles. YES

12. University of Pennsylvania. YES Doctorate

13. Baylor College of Medicine. YES for Doctorate

14. University of California–Davis. YES Doctorate

Graduate Group in Cell and Developmental Biology

15. Vanderbilt University (TN). Recommended for Doctorate.

16. University of California–Irvine. YES

17. University of Virginia. YES

College of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

18. Case Western Reserve University. YES

19. Dartmouth College. YES

20. Carnegie Mellon University. YES for Doctorate.

21. Rutgers State University–New Brunswick. YES

22. University of Massachusetts–Amherst. YES

23. University of Pittsburgh. YES

24. University of Rochester. YES

25. New York University YES for Doctorate.

Graduate School of Arts and Science

26. University of Illinois–Chicago. YES

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

27. Arizona State University. YES

28. Boston University. YES

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

29. University of Connecticut. YES

30. University of Kansas. YES

31. University of Miami. YES

College of Arts and Sciences

32. Washington State University. YES

33. University of California–Santa Cruz. YES

34. Colorado State University. YES

35. Syracuse University. YES

36. University of Notre Dame. YES

37. Boston College. YES

38. Wake Forest University. YES

39. College of William and Mary. YES

40. Rutgers State University–Newark. YES for Doctorate

41. Temple University. YES

42. University of Delaware YES

A Handbook for Students of Biology


Biology is a huge field of endeavor, ranging from the study of biologically significant atoms and molecules through entire ecosystems. People rightfully call themselves biologists who practice medicine, work on DNA structure, set up drift fences in remote swamps, study the taxonomic relationships of beetles in museums, sit at a computer determining the dynamics of hypothetical populations, teach high school freshmen, determine how to conform to environmental protection laws, and direct laboratories working on vaccines against AIDS.
Not unexpectedly, there is also great diversity in the formal academic training that is necessary to enter these highly varied occupations. Many students who go through an undergraduate department of biology are preparing to work in health fields. For most of these there are very specific post-graduate professional programs: for degrees in medicine, physical therapy, optometry, nursing, etc. Dr. Laura Thompson, Furman’s Health Professions Advisor, is the best on-campus sources of information for entering such programs and veterinary medicine.

Some biologically oriented occupations require no formal education beyond the B. S. degree. These include teaching (below the college level), pharmaceutical sales, technician (laboratory or field), interpretive naturalist, technical writing, and several others. Furman’s biology requirements are designed to make one competitive for these jobs. It should be noted that preparation for teaching must include several specific education and psychology courses; you should discuss this with Dr. Turgeon in Furman’s Department of Biology or with any professor in the Department of Education. Of course, there is also a wide variety of occupations available to any graduate of Furman, which do not have direct connections to biology. For instance, any biology graduate, with either the B. S. or the B. A. degree, is competitive for jobs in various businesses.

Anyone intending to become a professional biologist, and who is not aiming at a specific health-related occupation, should be planning to enter a graduate program either for the masters degree or the doctorate. The very nature of the field requires that you continue your formal education beyond the baccalaureate if you want to make original contributions to biological knowledge. Many of Furman’s graduates (who are not described by the above two paragraphs) enter graduate schools each year. A significant number of those who do not immediately do this will eventually apply to graduate schools. This guide is intended to inform you about graduate programs and how to apply for admission into them.

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A Primer on How to Apply to and Get Admitted to Graduate School in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Walter P. Carson

In my experience, most students considering graduate school have little knowledge of how to gain admission, how to choose a program, or how to find and select an advisor. Here, I try to remedy these problems with a basic step-by-step guide for the application process and for the prelude to that process. It is my hope that faculty and graduate students who read this and find it valuable will pass it on to interested undergraduates. This guide should get students started down the right track and allow them to ask more refined questions about the whole application process.

Overall, this primer applies mostly to graduate programs in ecology, evolution, systematics, and natural resources. In general, students should know right off that applying to graduate school in these disciplines is much different than applying to universities from high school, or applying to medical school, law school, or even graduate programs in other areas of biology. For the student, it is never too early to start thinking about graduate school. Before applying, however, you should be pretty confident that graduate school is right for you. It can be a long haul (typically 5-6 years for a Ph.D.) and complete commitment is required for success. If you are not sure, or if you are burned out, take a year or two off, gain some experience, travel, or get a job and bank some money, and then carefully consider postgraduate education.


Most schools require that you take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Although your grade point average (GPA) and the GRE are not always good predictors of success in graduate school, universities will use these metrics to compare and evaluate applicants. Here is some advice:

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Biotechnology research institutes in USA

1. Biotechnology at Iowa State University

2. Biotechnology at the University of Arizona

3. Biotechnology Program at North Carolina State University

4. Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

5.Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Plant Biology

6. Center for Agricultural Biotechnology, University of Maryland

7.Center for Engineering Plants for Resistance Against Pathogens, UC Davis

8. Center for Soybean Tissue Culture and Genetic Engineering

9. Cereal Genetics and Biotechnology, Oregon State University

10 .Clemson University Genomics Institute

11. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University

12. College of Agricultural Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

13. Crop Biotechnology Centre, Texas A&M University

14. Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

15.Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

16. Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, Purdue University

17. Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley

18. Department of Plant Biology, Ohio State University

19. Animal Biotechnology Center, University of Minnesota

20. Environmental Biotechnology Institute, University of Idaho

21. Fralin Biotechnology Center at Virginia Tech

22. Georgia Biotechnology Center, University of Georgia

23. Illinois-Missouri Agricultural Biotechnology Alliance

24. Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University

25. Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, University of Florida (USA)

26. Institute for Biotechnology Information

27. Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology

28. Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology, Rockefeller University

29. Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station

30. MSU Biotechnology Institute, Mississippi State University

31. National Agricultural Biotechnology Council

32. National Center for Genome Resources

33. Noble Foundation

34. North Carolina Biotechnology Center

35. The Plant Biotechnology Center, Kansas State University

36. Plant Biotechnology Network, Oklahoma State University

37. Plant Gene Expression Center

38. Plant Genome Initiative at Rutgers

39. Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, Salk Institute

40. Plant Molecular Biology Center at Northern Illinois University

41. Seed Biotechnology Center, UC Davis

42. Torrey Mesa Research Institute

43. University of Illinois Biotechnology Center

44. University of Nebraska Center for Biotechnology

45. University of Wisconsin – Biotechnology