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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jul 03, 2022
 
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Cellular and Molecular Pathology (PhD)


The Cellular and Molecular Pathology program integrates the fields of cellular and molecular biology, cell biology, and innate immunity with the study of human disease, primarily in the context of Regenerative Medicine with translational goals. Utilizing the latest technologies, the program combines both basic science and clinical research to explore fundamental questions related to the biology of normal tissue growth and embryonic development, current best practices in tissue engineering, and the cellular and molecular pathways that lead to the development of disease. Active research programs investigate diverse topics such as liver development, disease and transplantation in the Pittsburgh Liver Research Center; developmental neuroscience and neurological diseases; mechanisms of gene regulation; cancer biology; angiogenesis; pulmonary disease; inflammation and autoimmunity; genetics; bioinformatics; and molecular diagnostics. Research laboratories are located throughout the medical center campus and research studies involve both basic research scientists (PhD’s) and clinician scientists (MD/PhD’s).

Core Courses


Apart from the general degree requirements for all Interdisciplinary Biomedical Science Graduate students, the following are core courses for the Cellular and Molecular Pathology program:

Additionally we require at least 5 terms of:


As well as two electives of your choice


From either the above electives or from courses throughout the School of Medicine on diverse topics of interest to students such as the following CMP-sponsored courses:



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