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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.

 

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Our Research

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.

 

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Science News

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America’s most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain
New UC Riverside research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and depression. 
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Doubling down on cancer-causing genes
NIH grant of $2.2 million could help researchers target two oncogenes, potentially leading to therapies for melanoma, lung cancer, and other tumors
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Research identifies possible on/off switch for plant growth
New research from UC Riverside identifies a protein that controls plant growth —  good news for an era in which crops can get crushed by climate change. 
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Two projects receive NIH grant for breast cancer research
UC Riverside research is supported by a four-year grant worth more than $1.2 million
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