Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences

The mission of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is to provide a rigorous and stimulating research and training environment for UCC students. Our students provide the intellectual resources needed to advance the research and educational goals of the institution and to provide a new generation of scientists.  The faculty is committed to excellence in interdisciplinary research training for qualified candidates who will continue to advance the fundamental knowledge needed to conquer disease and promote health and improved quality of life for all people. The knowledge and skills acquired will enable the graduate to be successful in biomedical research conducted at universities, government and private industry laboratories, as well as in education.  The Program also prepares the graduate for advanced training and research.

In the pursuit of this goal, several research centers and programs enrich the academic environment of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences.  As well multiple specialized research facilities provide a state of the art environment for the accomplishment of UCC’s research agenda and the development of the research academic program.  They include, among others a common instrumentation laboratory, a tissue culture laboratory, an electromechanical shop, an immunoretrovirology laboratory core facility and a radioisotope laboratory supplement the above space.   There are departmental research laboratories furnished with high quality equipment and computers facilities are supported by service and administrative areas.

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Cellular and Molecular Biology (with several research interests: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, and Physiology) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience.  In addition Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences and Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences.