Our program provides training for both Doctoral candidates and Postdoctoral trainees.

Research training is in the laboratory of any of our 14 Faculty Trainers. Our trainers are world-renowned for their research, and offer research opportunities in the latest cutting-edge research, using a variety of experimental model systems.

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).

Additional graduate programs that are also available include Animal Science and Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology. Dual degree candidates (MD/PhD and DO/PhD) also participate.

Kaitlin Karl

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Kaitlin Karl, a Ph.D. student in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Animal Science, has received a fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue her work alongside faculty members Jim Ireland and Keith Latham on improving superovulation in cattle, which may benefit assisted reproductive technology (ART) in women.

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Ripla Arora is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology within the College of Human Medicine and is the Chief of the Division of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology in the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering. Her research focuses on embryo uterine interactions at the time of implantation and uterine development.

Boston, MA – Women with higher urinary concentrations of a common type of flame retardant had reduced likelihood of clinical pregnancy and live birth than those with lower concentrations, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Mammalian embryos are unlike those of any other organism as they must grow within the mother’s body. While other animal embryos grow outside the mother, their embryonic cells can get right to work accepting assignments, such as head, tail or vital organ. By contrast, mammalian embryos must first choose between forming the placenta or creating the baby.