Baylor College of Medicine

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Cancer & Cell Biology


One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM215

MC 385

Houston, TX 77030

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Cancer & Cell Biology Program provides broad, interdisciplinary training in the fundamentals of normal cell function and cancer, emphasizing a wide spectrum of genomic analyses to growth, invasion and metastasis.

Most of our faculty members are members of BCM’s National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Many are also members of the BCM Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, which is ranked in the top five in the country for National Institute of Health funding. Collaboration is facilitated through multidisciplinary centers focused on cell and gene therapy, stem cell and regeneration and aging, which enhance the highly collaborative and interactive environment.

You will train with faculty members who have a prestigious record of achievement in advancing understanding of gene regulation, hormone action and cell signaling, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, cancer-related immune therapies and reproductive medicine.

Research areas include the following:

  • Aging
  • Cancer Genetics and Genomics
  • Cell Signaling
  • Endocrine Regulation
  • Gene Regulation
  • Metabolism and Mitochondrial Function
  • Microbiome and Viral Oncogenesis
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Stem Cell Biology and Therapeutics
  • Tissue Origins of Cancer - Breast
  • Tissue Origins of Cancer - Lymphoma/Leukemia
  • Tissue Origins of Cancer - Ovary
  • Tissue Origins of Cancer - Prostate
  • Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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