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Graduate Program in Cell Biology

The MS and PhD programs in Cell Biology are individualized programs of study.  They are customized for the student to prepare them for career opportunites in teaching and research in academic, governmental, and industrial settings.  Coursework in this area provides a rigorous foundation in theory, experimental design and technical knowledge of contemporary investigations at the cellular level of organization.  Our faculty in this area have a wide variety of research interests, including bioinformatics, developmental biology, cellular and developmental neuroscience, immunology, reproductive biology, cellular endocrinology and molecular genetics.

Students in this program are required to take at least one course in cell biology/ molecular biology (such as Eukaryotic Cell Biology), biochemistry (such as Bioenergetics), a statistics course, pre-candidacy PhD and all MS students must take Seminar each semester, and all TAs are required to take Responsible Conduct in Research and Teaching.