||The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry participates in teaching biochemistry
and cell biology to medical and graduate students. The research focus of the department
includes programs in cancer, reproductive biology, diabetes, structural biology, development,
and age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Mice and Drosophila are used as model
systems in many of these programs. Clinical trials assessing the efficacy of drugs
and drug combinations in cancer treatment are a part of the program in cancer. In
addition to providing opportunities for the medical students to gain experience in
biomedical research during summer, the department also offers Ph. D. and Master of
Science degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics or Cell and Molecular Biology,
and Master of Science in Pre-Medical Sciences.
|We have 13 faculty members in the department with potential to serve as mentors for
the students in these degree programs. We are also recruiting new faculty members
with research programs that add strength to or complement the existing research programs.
The graduate students get the opportunity to perform original and exciting cutting-edge
research using the state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. We take particular pride
in the individual attention and one-on-one training our faculty members provide for
every student as they progress through each phase of their training. We work closely
with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in the recruitment, mentor assignment,
assessment of research progress, and career development to the best benefit of our
students. Our faculty members work diligently to support the students in classroom
teaching, research projects, communication skills, preparation of manuscripts and
fellowship applications, and exposure to grant writing. The department is an outstanding
place for you to obtain the top-notch training in biomedical sciences.