Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program

  • Student Research

    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 Us
    For more information about the Molecular and Developmental Biology Program at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati, email mdbprog@cchmc.org or call 513-636-4545. You can also apply online at our application page.

  • Research Areas
    Cancer Biology.
    Cancer Biology
    Cancer Biology.
    Cardiovascular Biology.
    Cardiovascular Biology
    Cardiovascular Biology.
    Gastrointestinal Development.
    Gastrointestinal Development
    Gastrointestinal Development.
    Genetics & Gene Therapy.
    Genetics & Gene Therapy
    Genetics & Gene Therapy.
    Genomics & Bioinformatics.
    Genomics & Bioinformatics
    Genomics & Bioinformatics.
    Hematopoietic System
    Hematopoietic System
    Hematopoietic System
    Immunology.
    Immunology
    Immunology.
    Metabolic Disease
    Metabolic Diseases
    Metabolic Disease
    Molecular Embryology.
    Molecular Embryology
    Molecular Embryology.
    Neurobiology.
    Neurobiology
    Neurobiology.
    Other Organ Systems.
    Other Organ Systems
    Other Organ Systems.
    Pulmonary Biology.
    Pulmonary Biology
    Pulmonary Biology.
    Reproductive Biology.
    Reproductive Biology
    Reproductive Biology.
    Stem Cell Biology.
    Stem Cell Biology
    Stem Cell Biology.
    Visual Systems.
    Visual Systems
    Visual Systems.
    Diseases We Research.
    Diseases We Research
    Diseases We Research.
 
  • Research Forum

    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.

  • Symposium

    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."

  • National Meetings

    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.