Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology Academics

Requirements | Typical Timetable | Suggested Electives

Requirements for students in the DSRB program
  • General CAMB Requirements
    • BIOM 555: Regulation of the Genome
    • BIOM 600: Cell Biology & Biochemistry
    • BIOM 611 (or the equivalent): Biologic Data Analysis
    • CAMB 605 (PhD only): Cell and Molecular Biology First Year Seminar
    • BIOM 510 (Combined Degree only): Case Studies in Translational Research
    • CAMB 542 (Combined Degree only): Topics in Molecular Medicine
  • CAMB 511: Principles of Development
  • CAMB 695: Scientific Writing
  • One of the following two courses:
    • CAMB 597: Neural Development, Regeneration and Repair 
    • CAMB 697: Biology of Stem Cells
  • 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 DSRB Catalog page.

Requirements | Typical Timetable | Suggested Electives

Typical DSRB Course Timetable
  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1 BIOM 600
CAMB 605
Lab Rotation
BIOM 555
BIOM 611
CAMB 511
Two Lab Rotations
Lab Rotation or
Pre-Dissertation Research
Year 2 CAMB 597 or 697
Pre-Dissertation Research
CAMB 695
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 DSRB leadership and faculty when choosing electives.

  • CAMB 534: Seminar on Current Genetic Research
  • CAMB 542: Topics in Molecular Medicine
  • CAMB 550: Genetic Principles
  • CAMB 597: Neural Development, Regeneration and Repair
  • CAMB 608: Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression
  • CAMB 632: Cell Control by Signal Transduction Pathways
  • CAMB 691/CAMB 692: Advanced Topics in Cell Biology and Physiology
  • CAMB 697: The Biology of Stem Cells
  • CAMB 709: Quantitative Imaging and Analysis for Biologists (QIAB)
  • GCB 535: Introduction to BioInformatics
  • GCB 536: Computational Biology
  • BIOL 446: Statistics for Biologists
  • EPID 575: Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology