Academic Experience

The Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy Graduate Program offers the students a stimulating and exciting research atmosphere. Many faculty members share a common research interest and have ongoing collaborative research projects.

Research collaborative efforts are also ongoing with the faculty of other departments at Loyola. The strong interaction among the faculty at the Medical Center promotes and fosters a communication channel through which the students can also interact to enhance their educational growth.

As a Loyola University Chicago graduate student, you may access more than one million volumes maintained by the six university libraries. The Health Sciences Library is a designated resource for the eight-state Greater Midwest Regional Medical Library Network and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, which link health-science libraries throughout the United States. Through this sophisticated on-line network, computerized literature searches through thousands of health science databases are available. Additionally, the Loyola Medical Library Information System provides faculty, students and staff the capability of searching full medical and health databases from personal computers in the library, their offices, or their homes.

The Medical Center offers modern research facilities equipped with state-of-the-art equipment necessary for modern biomedical research. Such facilities include:

Molecular Core Resource Facility: A Collaboration of the Department of Pathology and the Conservation Medicine Center of Chicago.  Services include:Services include: medium DNA Sequencing Facility, Functional Genomics Core Facility, Image Analysis Facility, Recombinant DNA Facility, Tissue Culture Laboratory, and Tissue Repository.

Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) Facility: The facility, housed in the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, is under the direction of Pat Simms. Equipped with a FacStar Plus cell sorter and another flow cytometry, the facility provides state-of-the-art technology for researchers at the Medical Center to analyze and isolate cells.

Core Imaging Facility: The facility, under the supervision of Dr. John McNulty, provides access to both scanning and transmission electron microscopy, as well as a wealth of photography and imaging knowledge and assistance. A three color confocal facility is also available under the direction of Linda Fox.

Graduate Placement Information 

Graduates from our MS and PhD programs are competitive in further pursuing their career in biological science. Our PhD graduates continue their academic career as postdoctoral scientists in strong academic institutions such as Northwestern, The University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Duke University, Harvard University, University of Michigan, and the Ohio State University. Many of our Masters graduates are admitted into PhD or MD programs at institutions including the University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Brown University, Northwestern University, and the University of Notre Dame. For the last 20 years, we have generated PhDs who are currently faculty in well-known research institutions such as Harvard University, Saint Xavier University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, and University of Maryland.