Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology

CMDB has merged with Genetics to create the new Genetics, Molecular & Cellular Biology program

Check out GMCB

CMDB has merged with Genetics to create the new Genetics, Molecular & Cellular Biology program

Check out GMCB

CMDB Program Guide

The CMDB and Genetics programs have merged to form the Genetics, Molecular & Cellular Biology (GMCB) program. Interested applicants should apply to GMCB.

Our faculty of nearly 100 are drawn from the schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, and the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Faculty based in the School of Engineering and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine as well as at the MaineHealth Institute for Research are also active participants.

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Curriculum & Concentrations

CMDB students select from three concentrations - Chemical & Structural Biology, Cell & Developmental Biology and Cancer Biology.

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Qualifying Exam

All CMDB students must successfully complete a qualifying exam that has written and oral components

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CMDB Seminars

A graduate seminar, a journal club and student research reports add to student training in CMDB.

Meet Our Students

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Our students come from across the US and the world and are pursuing a wide range of thesis projects.

CMDB Students

Student Publications

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Publication of research is a key part of training and our students publish their work in excellent journals.

CMDB Student Publications

Program Outcomes

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About 95% of our students complete an advanced degree and go on to pursue a wide range of careers.

CMDB Career Outcomes and Graduation Stats

Contact Information

Brent Cochran, PhD
Program Director

Hannah Hanemann
Program Coordinator

Administrative Office
Stearns 514
Office: 617-636-6836
Fax: 617-636-2990