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Molecular Biology Technologist

Career Description

A Molecular Biology Technologist performs specific laboratory techniques, which include the operation of complex instruments, to diagnose genetic diseases and disorders at the gene level.  This discipline encompasses the fields of molecular biology, chemistry, genetics and biochemistry.  The focus of Molecular Biology testing lies in the biochemical reactions involving DNA, RNA and gene regulation.

Education

Accredited 4-year programs in molecular biology, chemistry, genetics or biochemistry which lead to a baccalaureate degree or specific certificate degree.

Pre-requisites

Clinical experiences are arranged through the academic advisor from programs affiliated with Baystate Medical Center.

Length of Clinical Experience

Students will participate in clinical experiences for a period of 6 months.

Clinical Tracks at BMC

  • Department of Pathology

Institutional Affiliations

  • University of Connecticut - Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program

Professional Associations and Other Information