Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program

PhD Program

The Molecular & Developmental Biology Graduate Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center offers a unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research while being embedded in one of the top three pediatric hospitals in the nation. The major emphasis of the more than 80 laboratories at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is the study of human development and childhood diseases. Our faculty represent some of the world's most respected pediatric researchers and Cincinnati Children's has been the home of major breakthroughs in both pediatric and adult medicine.

Learn More About the MDB PhD Program

This elite program is research-intensive and fosters innovative thinking, rigorous experimentation, and excellence in scientific communication. It is designed to train future leaders in pediatric biomedical research.

Research Areas

Identify faculty labs available for thesis research select your area of interest from the list below.

Cancer Biology

Cardiovascular Biology

Developmental Therapeutics

Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics



Organogenesis & Developmental Disorders

Pulmonary Biology

Reproductive Biology

Stem Cell Biology

MS Program in Biomedical Research Technologies

This laboratory-based program will offer a unique curriculum focused on the most current biomedical techniques. Graduates will be trained to conduct the research that will fuel the health-care innovations of tomorrow.