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Chairman's Welcome

A Message From the Chair

The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry 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 22 faculty mentors whose research programs in Cancer, Cell Cycle, Cell and Molecular Biology, Diabetes, Neurobiology and Reproductive Biology are recognized internationally. As a graduate student in one of our laboratories you will be performing original and exciting cutting-edge research in a top-notch laboratory using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. After graduation our Ph.D. students are highly sought after and typically accept postdoctoral positions in well known laboratories around the United States and the world before taking faculty positions and becoming independent investigators and establishing their own laboratories.

We take particular pride in the individual attention our faculty mentors provide for every student as they progress through each phase of their training from class room work and grant writing to planning and carrying out research projects and finally, communicating the results of their work in seminars and published research papers. If you would like to enter this exciting and stimulating research environment, complete the application form on our web site or contact us directly.