Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

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Proposal
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Proposal
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Johns Hopkins University
Proposal
Master of ScienceArea of Concentration in Regenerative and Stem cell Technologies11/1/2017
Area of Concentration in Regenerative and Stem cell Technologies Program Description
With the development of new technologies for the cultivation of stem cells and new methods for gene modification, there is a need for highly trained professionals who can contribute to research and support the clinical development of life saving therapies. The <br>proposed area of concentration builds on the strength of the current MS in Biotechnology and grounds students in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology. Students will <br>take courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, gene therapy, stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, and stem cell culture laboratory methods. Graduates of this program will fill key positions in clinical, industry and research laboratories which are using cell therapies for treatment of diseases. Students completing <br>this concentration will be able to: Apply laboratory methods for stem cell cultivation and differentiation to biotechnology problems; Discuss major topics in gene therapy, cell therapy and tissue engineering; and Describe the continuum from basic science to <br>translational applications.