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, there are departmental research laboratories furnished with high quality equipment, supported by service and administrative areas in each department.  A common instrumentation laboratory, a tissue culture laboratory, an electromechanical shop, an immunoretrovirology laboratory core facility and a radioisotope laboratory supplement the above space.  Each department is equipped with computer facilities.


Graduate Program News:

Congratulations to Tiffany Rios for Winning a SACNAS Travel Scholarship and her selection to give an oral presentation at the 2016 ACB Annual Meeting.

DSC_0851Congratulations to Tiffany Rios, Ph.D. Student, for winning a SACNAS Travel Scholarship to participate and present her research at the 2016 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference to be held on October 13-15, 2016 in Long Beach, CA.

Tiffany has also been selected to give an oral presentation about her work: “Ganoderma lucidum extract significantly decreases stemness properties in Inflammatory Breast Cancer cells via STAT3 regulation”, at the 2016 American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Annual Meeting. This meeting will be held on December 3-7, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

Tiffany is a student in the UCC-RISE program and currently conducts research under the advice and mentorship of Dr. Michelle Martínez-Montemayor, faculty of the Department of Biochemistry at UCC.


Congratulations to Gabriela Zabala for her selection as a National Institutes of Health Pre-Doctoral Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the National Institutes of Mental Health.

Gabriela Zabala[1]Gabriela Zabala was selected for a National Institutes of Health Pre-Doctoral Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health.  Ms. Zabala will be performing research in the Learning and Decision Making Unit under the supervision of Dr. Bruno Averbeck.

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