Graduate & Postdoctoral Training

Pursue a Ph.D. in Cell & Developmental Biology!

Learn. Discover. Make the Unknown Known.

CDB recognizes that supporting young scientists is an investment in our future. We foster research education and collaboration at all levels through interdisciplinary graduate research programs and advanced post-doctoral fellowship opportunities. We aim to prepare the next generation of scientists to make life-changing discoveries in the biological and biomedical sciences.

CDB Support for Trainees:

• Supportive environment that celebrates and promotes high-impact, discovery-driven research
• Outstanding resources and core facilities in epigenomics, proteomics, microscopy, and more
• Mentoring and individual development plans
• Departmental intranet site provides easy access to common resources
• Ongoing scientific seminar series and annual department retreat
• Monthly social events and ongoing diversity and mentoring programs and committees
• Career development workshops to gain skills and explore career options
• Stipend and tuition support guaranteed
• Travel support to present and/or attend conferences and workshops
• Internal and external fellowships and awards to recognize and reward accomplishments

Read more in CDB’s Latest News and Michigan Health Lab Blog.

Career & Professional Development support from the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies offers advising, workshops, cohort-based learning, and more.

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Ph.D. Student Nafisa Shares What She Loves the Most about CDB

Ph.D. Student Jeff on the Resources and Facilities in the Lab

Research Fellow Pilar’s Favorite Things about the CDB Department


Ph.D. Student Fatima Talks about Her Mentors at Michigan