Cell Biology


To provide students with a foundation for understanding the cellular underpinnings of human health and disease, while advancing the field through hands-on, cutting-edge research.

Emphasis Track

Required in addition to Core Requirements

(Choose 2 of the following)

  • CMM 595H  Problems in Biology of Complex Diseases (Spring)
  • CBIO 552 Cancer Biology Survey Course  (Fall)
  • PATH 515 Mechanisms of Human Disease (Spring)
  • MCB 572A Cell Systems (Fall)
  • Either MCB 580 (Introduction to Systems Biology) or BIOC 568 (Nucleic Acids, Metabolism, and Signaling) (Whichever was not taken as a "core" requirement)

Recommended Electives (pick 1)*

  • CMM 605 Medical Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis (Fall)
  • IMB 521 Scientific Writing (Spring)
  • CMM 588 Principles of Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (Fall)
  • MCB 546 Genetics and Molecular Networks (Spring)
  • CMM 695D Human Genetic Disease Colloquium (Spring)

Recommended Colloquium/Journal Club

  • CMM 595A CMM Journal Club (Fall)*

*Other Electives/Journal Clubs may be chosen with approval from the GPMM Directors.

Note: any course in any track can be taken as an elective in another track.