The Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program is a university-wide program centered in the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology. Program administration includes Faculty Committees on Admissions, Curriculum and Student Affairs that report to the Program Director. The Director presents a summary of the committees' activities at program faculty meetings. The responsibilities of the program committees are outlined below:
The Admissions Committee reviews all applications to the graduate program and makes recommendations for acceptance to the Program Director. Final acceptance of an applicant requires approval by the Dean of the Graduate School.
The Curriculum Committee establishes program requirements and periodically reviews the curriculum and makes revisions as necessary. This committee also establishes the guidelines, approves the topics and forms the student committees for the Preliminary Exam.
The Student Affairs Committee reviews the progress of all graduate trainees in the program on a yearly basis.
- The Executive Committee is composed of four senior faculty members of the Cell and Developmental Biology Program. The Committee provides program oversight and in conjunction with the Program Director develops policies and procedures. The constitution of student PhD Thesis Research Committees requires the approval of the Executive Committee.