The ultimate goal of our CMB program is to produce highly qualified, confident and competitive individuals ready to take on the rigors of research today!

The Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program focuses on several major areas that will contribute to your individual development while earning your PhD and becoming a scientist.

Academics– The academic curriculum of the Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences graduate program is intended to complement the rigorous training in experimental laboratory research. Required coursework sculpts your knowledge in cell biology, biochemistry, and genetics. Courses specializing in the process of literature review enhance the students ability to critically review journal articles while exposing students to a variety of related subjects.

Research– At the end of the first year, students will have rotated with at least three faculty members. During this first year, the expectation is to be introduced to a variety of research techniques while finding your laboratory home for the duration of your dissertation. Research conducted in subsequent years is shared with the CMB community at the yearly CMB seminar, within home departments of faculty advisors, and with the student’s studies committee at annual meetings. Students in their senior years are encouraged to present their work at national and international conferences.

Professional Skills– All UVM doctoral students gain quality experience in teaching. CMB students have the opportunity to teach in a variety of courses in genetics, biochemistry, and biology in their second semester and second year in the program. Public speaking and presentation skills are refined with yearly participation in the CMB Seminar Series.