Our program integrates research activities in cell/developmental biology, tissue engineering, biochemical engineering, biomaterials, biophysics, cardiology, neuroscience and regenerative medicine towards understanding stem cell biology.

All fellows will be required to take the following four courses that aim to integrate the diverse backgrounds of incoming students. Core courses will ensure rigorous training in the basics of stem cell biology as well as research methods and ethical aspects of stem cell research. 
  • Developmental Genomics and Stem Cell Biology
  • Research Methods
  • Ethics in Conduct of Research
  • Elective courses


Electives will broaden the fellows expertise in areas that may facilitate their research work. 

Elective Courses
CE 450 Protein Engineering
CE 517 Bioengineering Principles
CE 527 Colloid and Surface Phenomena
CE 530 Molecular Simulation  
CE 535 Polymer Science and Engineering 1
CE 547 Biochemical Engineering
CE 548 Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
CE 564 Tissue Engineering
                    Department of Biochemistry
BCH 507 Protein Structure and Function
BCH 508 Gene Expression  
BCH 519 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
BCH 607 DNA Replication and Repair
                    Department of Microbiology and Immunology
MIC 512 Fundamentals of Immunology
MIC 522 Protein-Nucleic Acid Interaction
                    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
PMY 512 Principles of Pharmacology
                    Department of Physiology and Biophysics
PGY 505
Cell and Membrane Physiology
PGY 607 Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease
                    Department of Structural Biology
STB 531 Protein Production, Purification and Crystallization
                    Department of Philosophy
PHI 640 Graduate Research Ethics