Fisk-Vanderbilt
Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program
a joint program in physics, astronomy, materials, biology, and the biomedical sciences

Areas of Study

All students in the Masters-to-PhD Bridge program begin by working toward a Masters degree in physics or biology. Thus all students complete a core set of graduate-level courses in phyiscs or biology (see the program requirements for more details). In addition, electives are chosen in consultation with the student's Fisk and Vanderbilt advisors based upon the intended area of PhD study. The areas of PhD study currently available to Bridge program students are listed here, along with the Vanderbilt department or program corresponding to each:

Vanderbilt Department or Program
Area of PhD Study
  • Astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology
  • Biological physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Nuclear and particle physics
  • Medical and health physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Neurobiology
  • Structural Biology
  • Carbon nanostructures
  • Cellular-nanostructure interface
  • Nanoscale devices and nanocrystals
  • Spintronics in nano-structured materials
  • Linear and non-linear optical properties of nanoparticles
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical and physical biology
  • Computational biology
  • Molecular biology and physiology
  • Structural biology
  • Cancer and cardiovascular imaging
  • Cellular and molecular imaging
  • Functional and structural neuro-imaging
  • Image processing and analysis
  • Physics of imaging and spectroscopy

Bridge Student PhD Theses

Student Thesis
Steven Babalola (2009) SURFACE AND BULK DEFECTS IN CADMIUM ZINC TELLURIDE AND CADMIUM MANGANESE TELLURIDE CRYSTALS

 



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Info for Current Students
Vanderbilt Physics & Astronomy Dept.  |  Fisk Physics Dept.