Baylor College of Medicine

School of Medicine

Molecular & Cellular Biology


One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM215

MC 385

Houston, TX 77030

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph. D.- Cell and Molecular Biology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology offers a comprehensive, diverse and extensive graduate program leading to a Ph.D. The program is designed to prepare scientists for highly competitive careers in research, industry and teaching. Graduate students are expected to devote full time to research and study. Entering graduate students spend year one of study in a sequence of required and elective courses that cover the principles and techniques in cellular, molecular, and structural biology while rotating in labs to select an advisor. 

The department has been instrumental in designing and participating in the core curriculum offered by The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Courses offered in the areas of developmental biology, regulatory biology, and reproductive biology are subspecialties of the curriculum. Graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of the reciprocity among Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, by taking courses at these institutions. The department prides itself on an interactive, friendly, and productive atmosphere.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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