Our Mission

Biomedical scientists in the 21st century must have a broad knowledge base and the skill to translate this knowledge towards disease treatment. The PhD program in Cellular & Molecular Biosciences at UC Irvine provides ideal training to launch the careers of talented researchers in diverse fields of biomedicine. We offer a rigorous but flexible curriculum**, along with an extensive choice of laboratories, allowing students to tailor their training to individual interests and goals. Outstanding facilities, a collaborative culture, commitment to diversity, and guaranteed on-campus housing all contribute to a productive graduate experience. Qualified applicants receive full financial support that covers tuition, a generous stipend, and health insurance.

Visit our Fellowships and News links for information on our Ayala Fellowship Program, NIH-sponsored training grants, achievements from current students, and more!

** Exciting changes to the curriculum are coming — we encourage potential applicants to visit this site again in September 2014.