The overall goal of the Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB) Program is to equip students with the background and research training needed to contribute to the rapidly evolving and exciting areas of research in cell and developmental biology. We anticipate that this experience will serve as a foundation for a career in academics and/or the biotechnology industry. The Program includes faculty mentors from both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Medical School. Unlike many institutions, these schools are closely situated and provide an unusually high concentration of expert investigators who are strongly committed to research and training. Significantly, the Program is naturally allied with the newly formed Morphogenesis and Regenerative Medicine Institute at the University of Virginia, which is a unique and visionary integrative center building on today's fundamental knowledge of genetics, genomics, molecular and cell biology to understand how cells, tissues and organs are formed and repaired.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges