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Cellular Biology TrackAbout

The UTMB Cellular Biology Track is based on a multidisciplinary curriculum with emphasis on the translational importance of cell biology in the study and treatment of disease. Faculty in our program have broad interests which include specific strengths in the following:

  • Neuronal Cell Biology: development, trauma, regeneration, neurodegenerative diseases, vision and other areas
  • Reproductive and Placental Biology
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Stem Cells/Wound Healing and Cancer
  • Infectious and Immune disease, and role of Microbiota
  • Cellular response to drugs and toxins

Cell Biology A distinguishing feature of the track's curriculum is that it is designed to be flexible so that each student can tailor their coursework to suit their field of interest. In the first year students will take the required courses Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology and Genetics. In addition, elective courses in any discipline totaling 6 hours are completed. While taking courses, students rotate in at least three research labs to identify a potential thesis mentor. In the second year students spend most of their time in the lab, but also take an advanced cell biology course, a grant writing course, and prepare to enter candidacy by writing a research proposal and defending it orally.

Cellular Biology Graduate Track Contacts

Program Director:
Linda J. Kenney, PhD
Tom & Kaye Arnold Chair of Gastroenterology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Microbiology & Immunology
MRB 6.136A  |  (409) 747-0387

FEMS Ambassador USA/Singapore

Program Coordinator:
Carmen Duplan
120-E BSB, Route: 0625
Phone: (409) 772-2769