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The Program

The graduate program in cellular and structural biology seeks to train students to carry out activities associated with research and teaching in the program’s three major areas: cellular biology, tissue biology and anatomy.
These three areas are integrated, and the Topics of Research extend beyond strict classifications to share the interpretation of biological phenomena using Cellular and Structural Biology. This is only made possible by the advances in, for example, Molecular Biology, Immunohistochemistry, Optical Microscopy and Electron Microscopy Techniques, which enable a better understanding of cell, organ and tissue functions. We seek to ensure that our master and doctorate students acquire the skills and experience required of lecturers in cellular biology, tissue biology and/or anatomy. We are concerned to offer them a comprehensive and novel view of biological phenomena at the substructural and molecular levels as well as the morphogical and functional aspects of cells, organs and systems.

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Major areas of concentration in the Master Degree and Doctorate Degree Courses:

-Cellular Biology
-Tissue Biology

Research Topics

1. Apoptosis
2. Plant cellular biology
3. The biology of reproduction
4. Chromatin, chromosomes and nucleolus
5. Cell differentiation
6. Teaching
7. Extracellular matrix
8. Cellular neurobiology
9. Cell plasticity
10. Cell and tissue toxicology and toxinology


Complete  Program

The minimum and maximum time limits for completing the Master Degree program are 12 and 36 months, respectively.
To obtain a Master Degree in Cellular and Structural Biology, students must earn 18 credits in courses and receive a passing grade in the defense of their dissertation.
Required Activity
AA001 * *    0   Master’s Dissertation
Elective Courses
Students must earn 18 credits among the courses listed below. The courses must be chosen in agreement with their advisor.
NA001 60  4   Didactic Methods in Anatomy
NA009 105 7  Basic Functional Neuroanatomy
NA010 150 10      Clinical Anatomy of the Locomotor System
NA011 75  5   Anatomy: Splanchnology
NA014 90  6   Basic Principles of Myoelectric Signals
NC712 120 8  Culture of Animal and Human Cell
NC713 45  3   Extracellular Matrix
NC715 90  6   Basic Cellular Biochemistry
NC716 60  4   Cellular Biology
NC723 120 8  Electron Microscopy Applied to Cellular Biology

NC730 90  6   Fundamentals in Molecular Biology
NC731 60  4   Introduction to Statistics for Biological Sciences
NC735 90  6   Animal Cytogenetics
NC739 90  6   Writing and Presentation of Scientific Papers
NC740 75  5   Scanning Electron Microscopy
NC742 165 11      Instrumental Methods in Cellular and Structural Biology I
NC743 45  3   Special Topics in Cellular and Structural Biology I
NC749 60  4   Cellular and Molecular Biology
NC750 60  4   Laboratory Practices in Plant Biochemistry
NC751 175 5 Advanced Polarization Microscopy and Image AnalysisNC752 60 4 Chromatin and Epigenetics
NC753 45 3 The Cell Biology of Cancer

NH010 165 11      Principles and Fundamentals of Cytochemical and Immunocytochemical Techniques
NH011 120 8  Maternal-Fetal Interaction
NH016 75  5   Didactic Methods in Teaching General Histology I
NH017 75  5   Didactic Methods in Teaching General Histology II
NH018 165 11      Instrumental Methods in Cellular and Structural Biology II
NH021 135 9  Animal Tissue Biology
NH022 90 6 Human Embryology and Congenital defects
NH023 45 3 Cell Junctions: From Morphology to Pathology
NH024 120 8 Critical studies and scientific articles

Complete Program

The minimum and maximum time limits for completing the Doctorate Course are 24 and 54 months, respectively.
Required Activity
AA002 *     0   Doctorate Thesis