Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Integrated training across fundamental biomedical areas

Apply to GMCB

Integrated training across fundamental biomedical areas

Apply to GMCB

GMCB Program Guide

The Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program (GMCB) offers strong interdisciplinary training across a spectrum of fundamental biomedical areas, including classical and molecular genetics; structural & chemical Biology; and cell & developmental biology.

The GMCB program participates fully in the MS in Biomedical Research.

Our faculty of over 100 offer research opportunities applying these fundamentals to a wide range of disease areas, such as cancer, cardiovascular biology, musculoskeletal disorders, and eye disease.

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Opportunities to train at different sites

GMCB offers students a unique mix of training sites. Many of our faculty are located on the Health Science Campus of Tufts University in downtown Boston. However, GMCB includes faculty on the Tufts Medford Campus in the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering as well as at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA.

Our students also have the opportunity to train at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine through the Mammalian Genetics at JAX track

Students can also train at MaineHealth Research Institute in Scarborough, Maine.

GMCB Admissions

Students seeking admission to theĀ  Genetics, Molecular & Cellular Biology program apply to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Most successful applicants have had significant research experience and completed courses in biology and related sciences in college.

Students interested in the Mammalian Genetics at JAX track must select this track when they apply.

GMCB Admissions
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GMCB Curriculum

Our curriculum is grounded in the fundamentals of genetics and molecular biology and cell biology. Students acquire a firm grounding in fundamentals while obtaining the knowledge to attack contemporary biomedical problems in these areas.

Students conduct three laboratory rotations and begin their thesis research by the end of May of their first year.

Students benefit from an interactive faculty, experienced in mentoring and are also advised by a thesis committee expert in their area of research.

GMCB Curriculum

Seminar-based Courses

GMCB students enjoy a robust seminar program with speakers from laboratories across the world.

Our students also receive training and mentoring in presenting their research and have opportunities to present their data in beginning in their first year.

Journal clubs supplement the learning experience and help students become familiar with reading the research literature.

GMCB Seminar Courses
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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.

GMCB 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.

GMCB Student Publications

Program Outcomes

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Over 93% of our students complete an advanced degree and go on to pursue a wide range of careers.

GMCB Graduation Stats and Career Outcomes

Phil Hinds, PhD
Program Director

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