Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology Theme

Theme Director: Alecia Gross, PhD
Email: agross@uab.edu
Theme Co-Director: John Parant, PhD
Email: jparant@uab.edu

Theme Information

Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology (CMDB) is one of eight interdisciplinary PhD themes within Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS). Students select a theme upon application but have access to faculty and courses from across GBS, allowing for flexibility in both research and academics.

CMDB is designed to provide maximum flexibility that prepares students to launch into a career in the dynamic field of biomedical science. Our graduates have exciting careers in scientific research in both academic and industrial settings, scientific-related writing, business, law, forensics, administration, and education. Explore the many possible opportunities offered by CMDB at UAB and apply today!


Admissions 

Prospective students should visit the GBS Admissions page for information on admissions requirements, application deadlines, and how to apply.


Financial Support

All students accepted into GBS programs receive a competitive annual stipend and fully paid tuition and fees. Single coverage health insurance is also provided at no cost to the student. Please reference the GBS Financial Support page for further information.


Curriculum

RequirementsHours
Lab Rotations3
Lab Rotation 1
Lab Rotation 2
Lab Rotation 3
Core Courses7
Core Concepts in Research: Critical Thinking & Error Analysis
Basic Biochemistry and Metabolism
Basic Genetics and Molecular Biology
Basic Biological Organization
Module Courses 18
Theme Required Courses 12
Methods and Scientific Logic
Model Systems for Genetic Analyses
CMDB Seminar
GBS Required Courses49
Principles of Scientific Integrity
Grant-Writing/Scientific-Writing 3
Biostatistics 4
Journal Clubs 5
Three Advanced Courses 6
Research 7
Total Hours79

Theme Faculty

The faculty listing for the Cell, Molecular, and Development Biology theme is located here


For further information, please reference the GBS website