Dean of the department Dr. Vahagn Poghosyan (Advanced Innovation Technology Enterprises)
Graduate Program for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in biotechnology designed to develop skills and capability in the practice, research, process-engineering and teaching of this discipline. The goal of the program is to provide understanding of the methods, basic and applied knowledge of main fields of biotechnology for students who plan to be employed in multiple settings, including governmental agencies, universities (teaching and research), R&D institutes and industry.
Students are expected to participate for one semester in a pre-candidacy program of courses and preliminary research before being specialized in a specific area of research. They enjoy a high degree of independence and freedom in the choice and development of research programs, selection of major advisors, and pursuit of dissertation research.
Biotechnology has three branches Microbiological biotechnology (head Prof. L. Markosyan), Innovation in Life Sciences (head Dr. Mary Hrachoohi Bogosian), Instrumentation in Life Sciences (head Dr. Vahagn Poghosyan).