Cell Biology Graduate Program

Corie Owen using a cryostat to section frozen tissue blocks for histological analysis

The Cell Biology Graduate Program offers a program of study for the Ph.D. degree with comprehensive training in modern molecular and cellular research. The program is composed of faculty from basic as well as clinical departments of UConn Health, all of whom are conducting state-of-the-art research in wide ranging areas of Biomedical Sciences. The fundamental philosophy of the Cell Biology program is to advance knowledge in basic and clinical problems from the cellular and molecular perspective.

The program is particularly strong in the following areas of research:

  • Angiogenesis
  • Bone Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Biology
  • Cellular Organelle Structure and Function
  • Computational Biology
  • Cytoskeleton and Molecular Motors
  • Gene Expression
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Optical Methods
  • Quantitative Proteomics
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Sensory Transduction
  • Signal Transduction
  • Tumor Immunology
  • Vascular Biology

**Admissions Note**
The GRE General Exam is no longer required NOR considered for admission to the Biomedical Science PhD program. 

The application for Fall 2024 will open in mid-September. The deadline for application, application fee, and supporting materials for Fall 2024 is December 1, 2023. For detailed application information, please visit our Admissions Process page.