Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine


College of Life Sciences


Doctor of Philosophy


Center City


On Campus


4 - 5 Years

Contact Information

Program Director

Name: Nancy Philp, PhD
Position: Co-Director, Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine PhD Program, Department of Neuroscience

900 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Program Director

Name: Makarand Risbud, PhD
Position: Co-Director, Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine PhD Program, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

900 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Program Coordinator

Name: Danielle Park
Department: Jefferson College of Life Sciences
Organization: Jefferson

1020 Locust Street
M-46 JAH
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

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The PhD Graduate Program in Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine (CBRM) provides students with a background, training and experience that are necessary to launch careers as independent scientific investigators in the field of cancer cell biology, systems biology, computational medicine, matrix biology, neuro-degenerative disorders, vision, mitochondrial metabolism and pathology.    

Program Overview

The Cell Biology & Regenerative Graduate Program (CBRM) seeks students with a strong interest and background in science and engineering, particularly cell biology, biochemistry, developmental biology and bioengineering. Students are offered comprehensive coursework, 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 advanced research opportunities. Students' research and education is supported through NIH training grants, endowed fellowships and investigator initiated research grants. Graduates of the CBRM program have successfully pursued career options both in academia and industry, with several obtaining faculty positions after post-doctoral training.  There are five major areas within the program:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Computational Biology & Systems Biology
  • Matrix Biology,  Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue
  • Mitochondrial Metabolism & Pathology
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders & Vision
  • Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine


Our Team


See what we're doing in the fields of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology, Chemical & Structural Biology and Molecular Biology & Gene Regulation.


Student Group

A low student-to-faculty ratio is maintained to ensure an optimal learning environment for our students. The student body is diverse. The Graduate Student Association (GSA) coordinates many cultural and recreational activities, as well organizing community projects.