The Cancer & Cell Biology Program provides broad, interdisciplinary training in normal cell function and cancer fundamentals, emphasizing a broad spectrum of genomic analyses to growth, invasion, and metastasis.
Most of our faculty members are BCM’s National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centre, the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Many are also members of the BCM Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, ranked in the top five in the country for National Institute of Health funding. Collaboration is facilitated through multidisciplinary centres focused on cell and gene therapy, stem cell and regeneration, and ageing, which enhance the highly collaborative and interactive environment.
You will train with faculty members who have a prestigious record of achievement in advancing understanding of gene regulation, hormone action, cell signalling, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, cancer-related immune therapies, and reproductive medicine.
Becoming a scientist is more than just getting a PhD degree--it means learning how to combine a unique way to think about biological problems with knowledge of cutting-edge technology. We have incorporated the best elements of traditional graduate programs – academic rigor and stellar faculty – with flexibility that supports intensive academic training in small group formats while providing you the freedom and support necessary to design an individualized curriculum.
Our program will give you the background and expertise needed to succeed in your scientific and professional career. Whatever your vision for your career entails, we will provide the training, resources, and support to help you realize your ambition.