Molecular, Cellular and Developmental BiologyDoctor of Philosophy

About us

The Graduate Program in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) is interdisciplinary in nature and emphasizes an integrative approach to the discipline, combining the talents of more than 100 PhD students and 150 faculty from multiple departments in seven colleges.

MCDB offers a course of study leading to the doctoral degree and prepares students for careers as research scientists and educators in an academic or industrial environment. Research training is very diverse and major areas of inquiry include:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer biology
  • Cell biology
  • Developmental biology
  • DNA replication and repair
  • Gene expression
  • Molecular medicine
  • Molecular neurobiology
  • Plant molecular biology
  • RNA biology
  • Virology