Graduate Training


Learn. Discover. Make the Unknown Known.

The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology (CDB) at the University of Michigan pursues rigorous fundamental questions in biological and biomedical sciences with an eye on the future. 

Join us and have access to:

  • Amazing Faculty & Cutting-Edge Science. Learn in an environment that celebrates and promotes high-impact, discovery-driven research.
  • Outstanding Mentorship & Admin Support. Get the guidance you need to advance your career.
  • Top-Ranked Institution: CDB is a NIH top-10 program; University of Michigan is No. 1 public university in research expenditures with $1.7B.
  • Professional Development & Outreach: Engage and gain career skills through the Developing Future Biologist program, Graduate Seminars, The Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral StudiesRackham Graduate School, and more.
  • Career Options: Our graduates pursue rewarding careers in both academia and industry.
  • Financial Security: Stipend and tuition support is guaranteed for the duration of your studies.
  • Awards & Funding: A range of opportunities are available to recognize accomplishments and cover costs.
  • Happy Living: Ann Arbor combines the energy, intellect, and fun of a college town with a big city’s appetite for the best in food, recreation, culture, and entertainment.
  • Program in Biomedical Sciences: Applying through PIBS offers you the flexibility and convenience of applying to U-M through one application.

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

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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