Nelson lab members at a picnic

Doctoral education in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology occurs at the departmental level. Once you have chosen your research lab, your primary investigator (PI) and department will guide your graduate studies and grant your degree. More information can be found with each department. 

Department of Biochemistry   Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
Department of Microbiology   Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

    Career planning


    The Graduate College Career Development Office provides career planning resources and job search support to graduate students and postdocs pursuing faculty positions as well as careers in non-profits, business and government. Their staff can help you with the following:

    • Discover the broad range of career options for advanced degree holders.
    • Develop your career plan.
    • Navigate your job search process.
    • Create excellent application materials and prepare for interviewing and negotiation.