Cell & Developmental Biology

Using model systems from yeast to rodents and human translational research, this program trains students to discover signaling pathways that play a role in cellular development and function.

Program Description

By conducting independent research under the mentorship of a faculty advisor, the Graduate Program in Cell & Developmental Biology prepares students for research-oriented careers in the biomedical sciences. Students who apply to this program are admitted via Molecular Biosciences, a first-year umbrella program that provides a core curriculum, as well as the opportunity to sample laboratories through rotations. Students tailor their training through selection of additional courses from a variety of disciplines.


Upon admission to the PhD Program, students receive fellowship support for a full year, including tuition and health insurance coverage.  Funding is assured for the duration of PhD training provided students are making progress and in good academic standing.

Degree Types

  • M.S. (Master of Science)
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Campus Locations

Busch Campus - New Brunswick

College Ave Campus - New Brunswick

Cook/Douglass Campus - New Brunswick

Admission Deadlines

For best consideration apply by these dates

Application Type US Applicants Non-US Applicants
Ph.D. December, 1 December, 1
MS April, 1 April, 1