Welcome

Welcome to the Integrative Cell Biology Graduate Program. We are committed to training graduate students to be competent and competitive in pursuing an academic research and/or teaching career. The faculty strength is in eukaryotic cell biology with a strong emphasis in contemporary research problems in neurobiology, immunology and neuroimmunology.

The main mission of the Integrative Cell Biology Graduate Program graduate program is to develop a comprehensive educational and research program that extends and transmits fundamental knowledge in cell biology, neurobiology, and anatomy. Such an experience is provided by a faculty committed to excellence in research, teaching and service to students in the Stritch School of Medicine and the Graduate School. We invite you to be a part of the first discipline in medical science with a long and honorable tradition. The faculty will stand ready to create an environment for you, which will pique as well as nurture your scientific curiosity. We will help you dissect as well as expand your ideas so that you can begin a productive research career of continuous contribution to the field of biological science.

The program will foster an academic environment that will enable students to lead productive, creative, and ethical careers in the fields of cell biology, neurobiology, and anatomy. Research interests include: studies of the etiology of brain damage by alcohol, spinal cord injury and regeneration, neuronal transplants, steroid hormones, and neuronal development, examining pinealocyte differentiation, understanding and controlling pain, development of lymphoid cells in bone marrow and thymus, the nervous system-immune system connection, aging and gender difference in various immune responses, control of asthma, wound healing and tissue rejection after transplantation. Graduates will be competent researchers in the biomedical sciences. They also will be recognized as individuals who are capable of teaching gross anatomy, developmental biology, cell biology, histology, and neuroscience to students in the health sciences.