University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences Program

Contact Information

University of Vermont
Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences
C141 Given
Burlington, VT 05405

Phone: (802) 656-9673

Web Site Link out of catalogue site.


The Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences (CMB) graduate program focuses on educating scientists to understand cellular, genetic and biochemical mechanisms in prokaryotes and eukaryotes that control growth, development, responses of cells and organisms to their environment, and changes in cell signaling and gene expression that contribute to normal cellular function and/or disease. The objectives of the CMB program are to train students to be effective in both written and oral forms of communication as teachers, researchers, and scholars and attain a core set of knowledge through completion of courses in one of four concentrations: Biochemistry; Structural Biology and Biophysics; Genetic, Cellular and Molecular Biology; Microbiology and Immunology; Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology.

The current CMB program evolved from a Cell Biology program founded at UVM in 1971. Today, CMB includes 80 faculty and is unique in its multi- and interdisciplinary nature as it is not constricted by the boundaries of a typical department-based program. For more information about research opportunities within the program, please visit our CMB Link out of catalogue site. website.