The CMB Graduate Program.
The Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program is a campus-wide interdisciplinary program for PhD and MS students, part of the Molecular Biosciences programs at the University of Nevada. The nearly 40 participating faculty are from many departments in the School of Medicine, College of Science, and CABNR (Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources). Browse the list of our faculty and research areas.
The CMB students.
The 30 students in the program pursue a rigorous training program with diverse research opportunities using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. A shared first year curriculum and series of lab rotations introduce students to the full range of the Molecular Biosciences research community.
Research funding support.
Sources include the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, and other government and foundation sources. Graduate research is excellent preparation for careers in biological and biomedical research, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Additionally, medical students may earn a M.D./Ph.D. degree through the program.
CMB students have the opportunity to participate in several research centers which support student research, faculty, and core facilities. The campus is the home of three NIH-funded Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence: the COBRE for Smooth Muscle Plasticity, COBRE in Cell Biology of Signaling across Membranes, and the newest, the COBRE for Integrative Neuroscience. The University also hosts a statewide NIH-funded program for research projects and infrastructure across the state, the Nevada INBRE IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence.
Apply through our shared Molecular Biosciences site here.
Patricia Berninsone, Director, CMB program
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
University of Nevada, Reno