Program Overview

The Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM) at the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth College is a degree granting program that encompasses three broad interdisciplinary themes:

This graduate program seeks to train the next generation of scientists and physician-scientists to engage in research in genomic, proteomic, cellular, and organ-based systems for the purpose of translating this knowledge into disease treatment and prevention.

Research carried out by faculty and trainees in this program will use the most advanced experimental approaches to understand the pathophysiology of disease and to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics.

Students will have the opportunity to be mentored by faculty within both the basic and clinical sciences.

The research will employ a broad range of biochemical, biological, and molecular techniques, and will interface with related disciplines such as biostatistics, bioinformatics, structural biology, and chemistry. All students will be given thorough instruction in the fundamentals of cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and pathophysiology, pharmacology, and human genetics. In addition, there will be special courses on designing, implementing and analyzing clinical trials. Thus, this program is expected to provide students with a broad-based understanding of key biomedical problems and to develop their ability to carry out creative biomedical research.