The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences

An interdisciplinary graduate program encompassing: cell and developmental biology, immunology and infectious disease, molecular and evolutionary genetics, molecular medicine, molecular toxicology, neurobiology

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An interdisciplinary graduate program encompassing: Cell and Developmental Biology, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Molecular and Evolutionary Genetics, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Toxicology and Neurobiology

Program mission

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The Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) Graduate Program aims to provide a rigorous and in-depth training across a wide range of fields in the biological sciences. Students and faculty in the program work to understand normal and disease processes at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.

Quick MCIBS overview

Students accepted in to the program perform three rotations their first semester. Rotation labs can be chosen from across departments. At the end of the first semester students choose their thesis lab and one of the program emphasis areas above.

Admission requirements || How to apply

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For an overview of life sciences graduate programs at Penn State go here.