Students discuss research results at a symposium.

Research is at the center of both the M. S. and Ph. D. degree programs.

CMSB graduate students can choose to do their research in the laboratory of one of the more than 40 participating faculty members.

Research questions encompass levels of organization ranging from whole organisms to cells and biological molecules. Graduate students and faculty pursue research questions using diverse organisms that include:

  • microorganisms
  • viruses
  • plants
  • insects
  • fish
  • mammals