Our program provides doctoral research training in cell and developmental biology and the neurosciences. Students enter via Interdisciplinary Programs in Biomedical Science and Neurosicen and prepare through coursework, seminars, journal clubs, and faculty-supervised research for research careers in academia and industry. Research strengths include cellular and molecular mechanisms in developmental biology and neurobiology and genetic approaches in mice, zebrafish, and stem cells. Development focuses on differentiation in heart, liver, muscle, and the nervous system. Neurobiology, explores pain mechanisms, circadian rhythms, mitochondrial gene expression, color vision, sleep, muscle atrophy, and neuronal plasticity. Modern research facilities permit molecular-to-organism approaches and hand-son experience with cutting-edge technology.
Accredited by North Central Accreditation
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Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center