Cell & Molecular Biology Graduate Group

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Graduate Group Overview

The Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group (CAMB) is a broad-based program, designed to provide superior graduate level education in modern cell and molecular biology and thereby to prepare outstanding students for leadership careers in biomedical research. The program has approximately 331 faculty from the Perelman School of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Arts and Sciences. Currently, 319 graduate students from colleges and universities around the nation and the world are enrolled in the program.

The CAMB Graduate Group offers programs in six related areas of study: Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism, Cancer Biology, Developmental, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Gene Therapy and Vaccines, Genetics and Epigenetics, and Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology, each composed of faculty with interests focused on similar areas of research. Programs operate fairly autonomously, providing their students with advising, programs meetings, trainee seminars, among other offerings. Although faculty are members of only one program, many have interests that extend across several of the programs. Students can do lab rotations with any member of CAMB, regardless of program affiliations. Students are assigned a program for administrative purposes during the admissions process based either on their declaration of interest in the program or our assessment of their interests based on the personal statement. They can change programs at any time prior to the beginning of the second year. Students are required to meet their program's course requirements as well as the overall Graduate Group course requirements within the first two years of study.

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