Thomas Jefferson UniversityJefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Main menu:

Cell & Developmental Biology PhD Program

The Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program (CDB), including its Training Program in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, is a University-wide program focused in training M.S and PhD students in the interdisciplinary field of Cell and Developmental Biology.  At the heart of the program is its diverse research and clinical faculty. Program faculty have varied research interests, both basic and translation/clinical which can be broadly grouped into four major areas:

  •   Musculoskeletal, Connective Tissue and Matrix Biology
  •   Mitochondrial Metabolism and Pathology
  •   Vision & Neuro Degenerative Disorders
  •   Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  •   Computational Biology, Genomics and Bioinformatics

The program seeks students with strong interest and background in science, and engineering, particularly cell biology, biochemistry, developmental biology and bioengineering. Students are offered comprehensive coursework, and seminars, journal clubs and research discussion groups to further enrich their academic experience. The Graduate Program boasts an outstanding faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities, which offers students a wide range of exciting and cutting edge research opportunities. Student’s research and education is supported through NIH training grants, endowed fellowships and investigator initiated research grants. Historically graduates of the CDB program have successfully pursued career options both in academia and industry with several obtaining faculty positions after post-doctoral training.