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College of Graduate Studies

Program Overview

Robin Muise-Helmericks, Ph.D. - MCBP Program Director


Graduate instruction in the basic medical sciences with programs in anatomy, chemistry, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology was begun in March 1949 and in microbiology in 1950. The management and administration of the programs leading to the master of science (M.S.) and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees were delegated to the Committee on Graduate Studies. In 1951, the first M.S. degree was conferred; the following year, the Ph.D. degree was awarded for the first time. In August 1965, all educational activities pertaining to graduate instruction were incorporated in a formal organization, the School of Graduate Studies. In 1970, the School of Graduate Studies became the College of Graduate Studies.

 Goals & Objectives

The Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pathobiology Program(MCBP) is an interdisciplinary program which produce basic researchers who are qualified to pursue investigative careers and to become leaders in fundamental cellular and molecular biology as well as in the application of basic concepts to the understanding of disease processes in man. The program offers opportunities for study and investigative work in many phases of cellular and molecular biology. Members of the faculty are engaged in a variety of interdisciplinary projects which include clinical application as well as basic studies. The granting of the Ph.D. degree is based on evidence of general proficiency and of distinctive attainments in the field of cellular and molecular biology and pathobiology, particularly upon the demonstrated ability to carry on independent and original investigation.


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