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Certificate Molecular Diagnostics Certificate

Robert Bruno, PhD, Program Director

The discipline of molecular diagnostics includes all tests and methods to identify disease, a predisposition for a disease, diagnosis and prognosis of disease, and potential responses to drug therapy by analysis of an individual’s DNA, RNA, and proteins. Molecular technology is now widely applied to infectious disease, genetics testing, identification of methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA), cancer diagnosis and metastasis, forensic science, and personalized medicine.

The post-baccalaureate molecular diagnostics certificate program is designed to provide fundamental principles, advanced applications and laboratory skills needed for molecular diagnostic and molecular biology procedures conducted in clinical and research environments.