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Mission & Vision
The mission of the Graduate Program in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology (CMDB) is to prepare students for successful research careers in the life sciences, leading to awarding of M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Our curriculum emphasizes comprehensive and interdisciplinary training in experimental biology at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels, coupled with acquisition of the laboratory skills necessary to generate new knowledge as a research scientist.
The Interdepartmental Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology Graduate Program offers both Doctoral and Masters of Science degrees with a heavy dose of research in basic, applied, agricultural, and biomedical sciences. A genomics institute (with facilities of nucleotide and peptide synthesis, DNA sequencing and cell transformation) Be it bioethics, proteomics or plant cell pathology, the partnerships between faculty and students at CMDB keep them at the forefront of their fields.
COVID-19: Some faculty-student teams figured out how to continue their research
In the midst of the pandemic, faculty mentored research projects are being supported through CAMP.
Scientists to study how lungs respond to worm infections
Research supported by five-year NIH grant may have relevance for COVID-19 patients
$1.5 million gift creates Sean and Stella Harper Endowed Scholarship Fund
Sean Harper is the first person to admit he wasn’t the most disciplined student when he came to UC Riverside as a biomedical sciences student four decades ago. “I was still 17 for my first few weeks at UCR,” Harper said. “I knew that I wanted to study medicine but I wasn’t the most organized or prepared student. I had a lot to learn and my time at Riverside was transformative in that regard.”
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about bees
World Bee Day is May 20. To mark the occasion, we gathered some of UC Riverside’s top bee experts to answer questions submitted on our Instagram page. The response created, for lack of a better term, quite a buzz! We got so many questions — hundreds — that we could not answer them all on social media. For those interested in lengthier answers to some of the questions, we’ve posted many of them here, organized by topic. Entomology