For students interested in SynBio, an important consideration is the best base PhD program to join. For most PhD programs, students have the option of joining labs of faculty trainers associated with that PhD program. Therefore, we encourage students to choose the program that best meets their interests and backgrounds, and includes faculty trainers that students are interested in conducting their research with.
Many faculty associated with SynBio are associated with a variety of PhD training programs. Popular PhD training programs relevant to synthetic biology are listed below. Please note that students can apply to up to three PhD programs with one application fee.