T32 Training Program in Cellular, Biochemical, & Molecular Sciences


  • Co-Director, T32 Training Program in Cellular, Biochemical, & Molecular Sciences
  • Professor
  • Co-Director, T32 Training Program in Cellular, Biochemical, & Molecular Sciences
  • Thomas Eakins Endowed Professor


Name: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

233 S. 10th Street
Bluemle Life Sciences Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact Number(s):


The Training Program in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences (CBMS) at Thomas Jefferson University is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences training grant T32 GM144302. The CBMS Training Program began in July 2022 and supports training of predoctoral students in the use of biochemical, cellular and molecular strategies to address important biological questions. Trainees come from any of Jefferson’s 6 biomedical PhD programs, including Biochemistry, Structural & Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, Genetics, Genomics & Cancer Biology, Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis, Integrative Physiology, and Neuroscience. The T32 training program combines didactic coursework to lay conceptual foundations, seminar and small group courses and meetings to enhance scientific communication, rigorous, evidence-based, research training with a diverse array of mentors to enhance critical thinking skills, and career development activities to provide information and access to a broad set of biomedical research careers. All mentors in this program have established research programs and significant experience in mentoring. The program is evaluated through both internal and external review mechanisms to ensure that the trainees receive the best possible training experience.

The CBMS Training Program includes faculty research mentors from 9 basic and clinical departments (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Medical Oncology, Medicine, Dermatology & Cutaneous Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Neuroscience, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology, and Pharmacology, Physiology, & Cancer Biology) and is administered by the Principal Investigators and Administrative Committees. The CBMS Training Program is focused on delivering broad, cross-disciplinary training in the molecular regulation of cellular function and dysfunction in a safe, diverse, and inclusive environment to produce scientists with strong expertise in critical scientific reasoning, rigorous and reproducible experimental design, quantitative approaches, and excellence in data analysis and interpretation. Career development programs and plans to enhance diversity within the biomedical research workforce not only enhance the CBMS Training Program but enrich and elevate the overall predoctoral training environment at Thomas Jefferson University.

TJU is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran’s status.