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Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology
Graduate Program at Miami University

Two post-doctoral associates working in lab photo The Graduate Program in Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology (CMSB) is a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental program of study and research leading to M.S. (with a thesis required) and Ph.D. degrees.

The CMSB program brings together faculty and students with broad interests in several areas of life sciences including, but not limited to:

  • biochemistry
  • cell biology
  • developmental biology
  • genetics
  • genomics and bioinformatics
  • molecular biology
  • neuroscience
  • physiology
  • structural biology

from various departments at Miami University. The CMSB program capitalizes on the interdisciplinary nature of the life sciences to provide students with educational experiences that reflect intricate designs and complexity of living organisms.

Students discussing research results at symposium photoResearch is at the center of both the M. S. and Ph. D. degree programs. CMSB graduate students can choose to do their research in the laboratory of one of the more than 40 participating faculty members at the picturesque Miami University campus. Research questions encompass levels of organization ranging from whole organisms to cells and biological molecules. Graduate students and faculty pursue research questions using diverse organisms that include:

  • microorganisms
  • viruses
  • plants
  • insects
  • fish
  • mammals

In addition, CMSB students are eligible for assistantships and will take courses in core areas of cell, molecular and structural biology. CMSB students will also attend both scientific and professional development-based seminars to prepare them for life after graduate training.

Students interested in the CMSB program should review the research interests of the CMSB faculty. Any CMSB faculty member may serve as a thesis/dissertation advisor.

Learn more about applying to the CMSB program.

For more information on applying to the CMSB program, please complete the Request for Information.

Dr. Carole Dabney-Smith, Chair
CMSB Admissions Committee
132 Hughes Lab
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-8091


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