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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 12, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Cellular and Molecular Pathology (PhD)

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The Cellular and Molecular Pathology program integrates the fields of cell biology, molecular  biology, and innate immunity with the study of human disease, primarily in the context of translationally relevant Regenerative Medicine. 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 NIH-funded 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’s, PhD’s, and 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 (partial listing):

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