Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism Academics

Requirements | Typical Timetable | Suggested Electives

Requirements for students in the CPM program
  • General CAMB Requirements
    • BIOM 5550: Regulation of the Genome
    • BIOM 6000: Cell Biology & Biochemistry
    • BIOM 6100 (or the equivalent): Data Analysis for Life Sciences
    • CAMB 6050 (PhD only): Cell and Molecular Biology First Year Seminar
    • BIOM 5100 (MD/PhD Combined Degree only): Case Studies in Translational Research
    • CAMB 5420 (Combined Degree only): Topics in Molecular Medicine
  • CAMB 5320: Human Physiology
  • CAMB 6910: Advanced Topics in Cell Biology and Physiology I
  • CAMB 6920: Advanced Topics in Cell Biology and Physiology II
  • Electives chosen from any relevant CAMB or BGS Courses and Curricula offerings, depending on interest and background.

This information can also be found on the CPM Catalog page.

Requirements | Typical Timetable | Suggested Electives

Typical CPM Course Timetable
  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1 BIOM 6000
CAMB 6050
Lab Rotation
BIOM 5550
CAMB 6910 or 6920
CAMB 5320
Two Lab Rotations
Lab Rotation or
Pre-Dissertation Research
Year 2 BIOM 6100
Pre-Dissertation Research
CAMB 6910 or 6920
Pre-Dissertation Research
Preliminary Examination
Dissertation research
Year 3+ Dissertation research Dissertation research Dissertation research

Requirements | Typical Timetable | Suggested Electives

Suggested Elective Courses

Whereas any CAMB courses can be used to fulfill elective requirements (depending on the student's interests and background), the following courses are likely to be of particular relevance. Students will receive guidance from CPM leadership and faculty when choosing electives.

  • CAMB 4800 (BIOL 5010): Advanced Cell Biology
  • CAMB 4860: (BIOL 5026) Chromosomes and the Cell Cycle
  • CAMB 5110: Principles of Development
  • CAMB 5120: Cancer Genetics and Biology
  • CAMB 5180: Current Topics in Ion Channels
  • CAMB 5500: Genetic Principles
  • CAMB 6080: Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression
  • CAMB 6100: Molecular Basis of Gene Therapy
  • CAMB 6980: Elective Tutorials in Cell Biology
  • CAMB 7030: The ECM, Adhesion receptors, and Translational biomechanics
  • NGG 5720: Electrical Language of Cells