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Graduate Programs

All PhD programs are joint with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Graduate School New Brunswick.
Applying is easy via our online system.

Molecular Biosciences Umbrella Program

Applications to any of the five graduate programs listed below, offer a joint first year curriculum and hundreds of possible faculty mentors in a broad range of biomedical disciplines. Applications are considered through the Joint Molecular Biosciences first year interdisciplinary umbrella program.

Individual Graduate Programs

Applications to each of these graduate programs listed below, offer a specific first year curriculum and outstanding faculty mentors in the discipline. Applications are considered by the admissions committee from each program.



Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Opportunities for research in the areas of gene structure and organization, protein and nucleic acid biosynthesis, membrane structure and function, and the structural and biochemical characterization of macromolecules.


Biomedical Engineering


Offering training in critical areas such as molecular, cellular, and nanosystems bioengineering, tissue engineering, biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering, bioinstrumentation and computational bioengineering and biomedical imaging.

cell and dev. bio

Cell and Developmental Biology


Research spans the fields of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, drawing from diverse experimental systems to study genetics, signal transduction, structure and function of cytoskeleton, cellular interactions, and cellular and molecular endocrinology.

Env. Science

Environmental Science/Exposure


This program track provides unique opportunities for students to obtain training in human exposure to pollutants and associated health effects in both environmental and occupational settings.


Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology


Pharmacology is a science that seeks to improve human health by manipulating biological pathways with drugs. It is a multidisciplinary science that uses the tools of molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, chemistry and biochemistry.




Training is offered in areas such as neural developmental regulatory genes, mechanisms of action of neurotrophins, synaptic plasticity, neural regeneration, glial cell function, stem cells as well as neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.

Molecular Genetics

Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology


This program offers an interdisciplinary approach to investigating a diverse array of topics including interferon biology, gene regulation, viral pathogenicity, mRNA translation, yeast and mammalian genetics.




Provides a broad education in biology and chemistry which can be applied to the mechanistic study of the adverse effects of chemicals on biological systems.


Physiology and Integrative Biology


Training is provided at the interface of genomics, cell biology and organismal physiology. Specific topics include molecular endocrinology, cardiovascular research, cancer biology, and the physiological bases of diseases.


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