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Britto P Nathan, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Laursen, Ph.D.

Office: 2154 Life Science Annex
Phone: 217-581-6891
Fax: 217-581-7141
Email: bpnathan@eiu.edu
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Dr. Britto Nathan, professor of biological sciences, currently serves as coordinator of graduate study. The graduate program offers a Master of Science in Biological Sciences and a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Sciences in Environmental Life Sciences.

Dr. Nathan's research centers around neuroscience with special interest in neurological diseases. His current research is aimed at understanding the pathological pathways that lead to death of brain cells in aging humans, and predisposes them to dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. A wide range of molecular, biochemical, and cellular techniques are used in his laboratory. He has received funding from the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institute of Health, and has published in several journals including Science.

Admission to the graduate program in biological sciences requires an application to the Graduate School as well as an additional application to the Department of Biological Sciences. Please contact Dr. Nathan or visit the program's website for program admission criteria.

firstchoiceprogram Graduate programs achieving the distinction of "First Choice" have applied for and been subjected to rigorous review from EIU's Council on Graduate Studies — with oversight from The Graduate School — to ensure they meet the highest standards of scholarly excellence as evidenced through sustained achievement of criteria developed and adopted by the council in 2006.

  Master of Science: in Biological Sciences

 

 
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