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Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Medicine

The CGM discipline is the gateway to all basic, medical and translational research. We emphasize the importance of Cell and Molecular Biology approaches to study the foundations of life, health and disease.

Our discipline is designed for graduate students with a broad interest in investigating how prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells function as a living unit, respond to external cues, communicate with other cells, and contribute to the homeostatic and pathological processes in complex systems. The program offers maximum flexibility and can be individually tailored to a specific student's interests including aging, cancer, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, metabolism and physiology. We stress the development of a student's ability to think critically and to pursue hypothesis-driven research. We also encourage students to combine our advanced curriculum in Cellular and Molecular Medicine with any of the advanced core courses in the other IBMS disciplines.

Overall, the CGM discipline provides students with a comprehensive foundation in science and interdisciplinary training that can be utilized for future career development in more specialized areas of biomedical research and education.

Contact Information:

Discipline Leader

P. Renee Yew, Ph.D. 
(210) 562-4150

Co-discipline Leader

Robin J. Leach, Ph.D. 
(210) 567-6947

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