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The Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation teaches students to do independent research and apply the scientific method to specific biological questions.
To get an overview of possibilities, first-year students complete two to four laboratory rotations with faculty members, pursuing research in areas of their interest. Students then select a faculty advisor and develop a dissertation project. They have no teaching or outside requirements in addition to their dissertation research, although teaching opportunities are available.
It is expected that students will make significant and novel scientific contributions that result in publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Contact UsFor more information about the Molecular and Developmental Biology Program at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-636-4545. You can also apply online at our application page.
Regulation of cellular growth control and tumor biology
Cardiac development, function and disease
Development and diseases affecting gastrointestinal organs
Identification of genetics and treatment for heritable diseases
Genetic and bioinformatic studies to understand human development and disease
Biology of blood cell formation and diseases
Cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating immune responses and diseases
Understanding the molecular mechanisms of cellular, tissue, and systemic metabolisms and how their abnormalities result in metabolic diseases.
Mechanisms regulating embryonic development and patterning
Development and diseases of peripheral and central nervous systems
Development of body organs and childhood disease
Lung biology, development and diseases
Biology and regulation of the human reproductive system
Stem cell regulation, biology and therapies
Eye development and diseases
Our faculty and students are finding ways to cure childhood diseases.
Students have an opportunity to participate in a university-wide poster presentation contest. Students present their work and are evaluated based on strength of research and overall presentation skills.
During the past several years, students from the Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program have consistently won top awards in this annual competition.
The annual Molecular and Developmental Biology Symposium is a highlight of the academic year. All students and faculty members meet for student research presentations at a local conference center. The purpose is to share project ideas, goals and results. The Molecular and Developmental Biology Symposium has been deemed "a great professional experience for future job aspirations."
Most graduate students will present their research at least once at national scientific meetings in their respective fields. The Richard Akeson Travel Fund has been established to provide financial support for students to attend these meetings. Students present their research data and receive valuable feedback from experts in their fields. In addition, these interactions provide opportunities for establishing scientific collaborations, building future employment prospects and networking.
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