Overview

Welcome to the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease Training Program Website!

The Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease Training Program at Northwestern University is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Institute of General Medical Sciences (T32 NIH T32 GM08061).

We hope this site will be useful in providing you with information about the CMBD Training Program: If you have questions or comments, please contact us!


The Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease (CMBD) Training Program at Northwestern University is an interdisciplinary and cross-campus program that provides state-of-the-art training in the cellular and molecular sciences for highly qualified pre-doctoral candidates. CMBD trainees are drawn from the two life sciences graduate programs at Northwestern: the Interdisciplinary Biological Science Graduate Program (IBiS, Evanston campus) and the Driskill Graduate Training Program in the Life Sciences (DGP, Chicago campus). All CMBD students receive formal coursework and training in fundamental aspects of cell and molecular biology, as well as exposure to the vast body of research built upon these disciplines. Most students also receive formal training in allied fields including genetics, developmental biology, biochemistry and biophysics, and neurobiology. While CMBD students come from several graduate programs and perform their thesis research in laboratories representing at least a dozen departments, they share common experiences in the coursework, seminar programs, symposia, research meetings, career development forums and the annual CMBD retreat. The CMBD program, initiated in 1983, has a long history of supporting outstanding trainees that have gone on to pursue successful careers in the biomedical sciences. The program includes 90 faculty preceptors and currently supports 18 trainees per year.