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c/o Graduate Studies
Cell and Molecular Biology Program
Durham, North Carolina 27710
General InformationDegree offered:
The Department of Cell Biology offers a program of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Graduate School at Duke University. Research in the department is multidisciplinary with particular strengths in cytoskeletal, cell, developmental, epithelial and stem cell biology. Investigators use state of the art techniques including confocal, live video and electron microscopy, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, and gene targeting. Understanding the normal processes of cell, tissue and developmental biology leads us to discover the mechanistic basis for disease, including birth defects, heart disease, drug addiction and cancer.
As noted above, the Department of Cell Biology does not accept applications directly. Rather, students enter Cell Biology from any of the interdepartmental training programs. Students interested in research in Cell Biology should apply to the Graduate School, listing one of many training programs as the area of specialization. Admission to any of these programs guarantees funding for the term of the Ph.D. A limited number of funding slots are available to foreign students.
Apply through Cell and Molecular Biology: http://cmb.duke.edu/