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The Cellular and Molecular Biology Program (CMB) is a vibrant PhD-granting program that offers a unique interdisciplinary perspective based on the latest research advances incorporating cellular and molecular biology. Students can choose from more than 150 faculty laboratories throughout the University, and interact and collaborate in a student-oriented research environment with cutting edge research resources.

The CMB Program was the first interdisciplinary degree-granting graduate program in the sciences at the University of Michigan. It was initiated over 35 years ago by a grassroots faculty effort, the outgrowth of long-standing informal interactions among faculty and students interested in molecular biology, cell biology and molecular and microbial genetics. These interactions were formally recognized in 1971, when the Rackham School of Graduate Studies conferred degree-granting privileges to the CMB Program. CMB remains the only broad-based training program in biomedical sciences and is supported by a longstanding training grant from the NIH. The CMB Program fosters interactions among students and faculty, helping to broaden the students’ appreciation of diverse research opportunities and to encourage interdisciplinary thinking in a highly collaborative atmosphere. Over 150 students have been awarded the Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology since its inception. Our alumni continue to be leaders in research in many venues. (Average Time to Degree: 5.6 years; Attrition Rate: 10%)

In 1998, the Medical School launched The Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) to coordinate admissions, recruitment and first year training for 11 graduate programs (expanded since to 14) in the biomedical sciences, including CMB. In this context, our distinctive goal is to continue to provide a firm basis in cellular and molecular biology through the exceptional individualized training that characterizes the CMB Program.

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2966 Taubman Medical Library
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
p: (734) 764-5428
 
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News

May 11, 2017


New Student Trivia
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 Haley Amemiya-Mentor: Alan Boyle

 Shahana Chumki-Mentor: Ann Miller

Morgan Gingerich-Mentor: Scott Soleimanpour

Sumin Kim-Mentor: Bill Dauer

Gabriel Manske-Mentor: Sue Hammoud

Rosa Menjivar-Mentor: Marina Pasca di Magliano

Allyson Munneke-Mentor: Scott Pletcher

Hanh Truong-Mentor: Ling Qi

March 21, 2017

Congratulations to Lindsay Moritz, who was also selected to receive a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. This program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.  

March 20, 2017

Congratulations to Shahana Chumki on being awarded the 2017 NSF Graduate Fellowship!  The selection for this prestigious fellowship is based on demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise.