The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at UMMC is comprised of 14 regular faculty members and two instructors, three members with joint appointments in the Cancer Center and Research Institute, two who are primarily education-focused, and six adjunct faculty members from the Departments of Physiology, Preventive Medicine, and Neurology and the School of Nursing.
The faculty use various model systems for their work, such as cell and molecular models, zebrafish and rodent models. Their studies are supported by grants from National Institutes of Health and private foundations such as the American Heart Association.
The CMB faculty research interests focus these areas:
See individual faculty pages for details.
The Cell and Molecular Biology Department also houses four research core facilities located in the Guyton Research Complex:
Graduate research mission statement
The overall objective of the PhD program in cell and molecular biology is for each student to achieve competency in both the coursework and research components of the program and develop critical thinking and communication skills. With this knowledge base and skill set, graduating students will be equipped to pursue a variety of different career options.
To ensure that each student meets the objective of the PhD program, many different competencies will be evaluated.