Keystone logo
Michigan Technological University MTU PhD in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
Michigan Technological University MTU

PhD in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Houghton, USA

Request duration


Request pace

Request application deadline

Sep 2023

Request tuition fees

Request study format


Explore scholarship opportunities to help fund your studies


You can research functional genomics, ecological genetics, gene expression profiling at the whole-genome scale, and genetic improvement of trees for sustainable biofuel.

Discover and characterize genes affecting wood biomass yield and quality with Victor Busov. Research the evolution of adaptive and species-specific characters with Oliver Gailing. Use combinatorial approaches to identify genes that regulate biological traits with Hairong Wei. The College has long-standing research collaborations with forest biotechnology industries and has received over $10 million in research funding from government agencies.

Our 6,500 square feet of lab space and 2,000 square feet of greenhouse space provide ample opportunities for research. Our facilities include DNA sequencing and microarray labs, metabolome and genome profiling labs, tissue culture and tree transformation labs, and ecological genomics labs. Study comparative gene expression and conduct genomic analysis using functional genomics instrumentation in our molecular biology facilities.

English Language Requirements

Certify your English proficiency with the Duolingo English Test! The DET is a convenient, fast, and affordable online English test accepted by over 4,000 universities (like this one) around the world.

About the School


Similar Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Genetics
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Bologna, Italy
  • PhD (Human Genetics)
    • Pretoria, South Africa
  • Bio Sci-Cell Bio/Molecular Gen - Ph.D.
    • Kent, USA