Our program provides training for Doctoral candidates.
Research training is available in the laboratories of participating Faculty Trainers who are based in both East Lansing and Grand Rapids. Our Faculty are world-renowned for their research and offer opportunities in the latest cutting-edge research, using a variety of experimental model systems.
There are 4 major areas of specialization:
- Gonad and Gamete Biology
- Early Embryo Development
- Reproductive Tract Biology and Gynecological Pathologies
- Environmental Factors in Reproduction
In addition, the program provides trainees with competencies in:
- Hypothesis-driven Basic, Applied, Clinical, and Translational Research,
- Use of a variety of model organisms in reproductive biology research
- Cutting edge methodologies in developmental biology and embryology, molecular and cellular biology, reproductive physiology, genome editing, epigenetics, and bioinformatics/genomics biology
- Skills for successful professional development, such as oral communication, grant writing, job interviewing skills, mentoring, laboratory management, alternate career awareness, intellectual property and entrepreneurship, and teaching.
Doctoral candidates will pursue degrees through one of the six Biomedical Sciences (BMS) programs (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Genetics, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Physiology), through Interdisciplinary and Dual Degree Programs (MD/PhD, DO/PhD), College of Natural Sciences
Interdisciplinary Program, Quantitative Biology, Food Science/Environmental Toxicology), or through departmental/other programs (Animal Science, Biomedical Engineering, Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology (CMIB), Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Neuroscience). Applications to the BMS Program can be made directly at BioMolecular Science Website. Information about other graduate programs is also available online.
Applicants should emphasize their preference for training opportunities in the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences when applying to these programs.
Participating Department or Program