Wake Forest University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences


1834 Wake Forest Road

Reynolda Hall

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) is an interdisciplinary graduate program that provides students with opportunities to choose from among over 100 mentors whose research spans basic and translational fields of cutting-edge molecular and cellular biology. The MCB program offers Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Molecular Medicine and Translational Science, or Molecular Pathology, and offers a Certificate program in Structural and Computational Biophysics.

Additionally, students will take a short course in analytical skills followed by their selection of three Program-Specific electives taught by the 6 participating MCB Graduate Programs.  This course of study is complemented by seminar/discussion courses in Scientific Professionalism and Integrity, and Scientific Communications. 

During the first year, students explore scientific research projects by participating in three laboratory research rotations, choosing laboratories from within the 6 participating PhD programs. These laboratory rotations introduce students to new techniques and guide in the selection of a dissertation research advisor.  Once a research mentor has been selected, students begin specialization in the research area of that laboratory.  Students will complete courses specific to that program of study during the second year.


Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada Commission on Accreditation

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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