The Molecular & Cell Biology Graduate Program

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Application Deadlines:

2018-2019 academic year
Applications to the Ph.D. and M.S. programs are now closed.

2019-2020 academic year
The deadline for Ph.D. and M.S. applications will be decided this summer.

Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young (Rockefeller University) have received
the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Jeff Hall and Michael Rosbash

Brandeis Professors Jeffrey Hall, Emeritus (left) and Michael Rosbash (right)
Photo: Mike Lovett

The Brandeis Life Sciences offers two programs for graduate students interested in Molecular and Cell Biology:

  • Ph.D. Program
  • M.S. Program

The Brandeis Graduate Program in Molecular and Cell Biology offers excellent training in a wide range of biological studies. The research interests of our faculty are roughly grouped into four major areas: Molecular Biology, Genetics and Development; Structural and Cell Biology, and Neurobiology. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of our program, many of our faculty also participate in other Brandeis Ph.D. degree programs, such as Biochemistry and Neurobiology. The faculty in the Molecular and Cell Biology program are interested in a wide range of research topics including DNA replication and repair; gene expression and regulation; nucleic acid diagnostics; cytoskeleton and membrane traffic; neuronal synapse formation and homeostasis; molecular basis of behavior and sensory processing.




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