Molecular and Developmental Biology Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Students interested in pursuing graduate studies may consider the Molecular and Developmental Biology
Graduate Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. CCHMC is one of the nation’s leading pediatric hospitals and is currently third among all
pediatric hospitals in obtaining NIH funding ($98 million in FY15).

The major emphasis of the over 80 laboratories of MDB faculty members at Cincinnati Children’s is
the study of molecular biology, embryonic development, birth defects, and human disease. The
research covers a broad spectrum of currently relevant biomedical interests including Stem Cells,
Cancer Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Systems Biology, Biomolecular Structure and Bioinformatics.
Students receive their degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

MDB students in the Ph.D. program receive a competitive stipend. Most students can fulfill course
requirements within 18 months of matriculation and then focus entirely on completing dissertation
research. Students choose from potential faculty mentors by doing lab rotations throughout the first year. Students graduate on to a
wide variety of successful careers after completing their training in the MDB program. In addition to
our Ph.D. program, we offer an M.S. in Biomedical research training. This offers classroom
instruction, hands-on training in a number of excellent core facilities, and then a paid internship.

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