Office in the Student Services Building, Room 220
(970) 491-0241

Howard Liber, Director
Carol Wilusz, Associate Director
Charlene Spencer, Coordinator

The graduate program in Cell and Molecular Biology is an interdisciplinary degree-granting program that involves over 100 faculty members from 12 departments and 5 colleges who share common interests in cell and molecular biology. The program offers training leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology; there also is a Cancer Biology Specialization. The program includes a core of lecture courses in advanced molecular genetics and cell biology, in laboratory research techniques, and in ethical conduct of science, as well as elective courses in specialized areas and in grant writing, a graduate seminar series in which students present their research, and a weekly seminar series for presentations by CSU faculty and nationally prominent scientists each year. Core courses typically are completed during the first year. On average, the M.S. degree is completed within two years and the Ph.D. degree within five years. Current focus areas of research include, but are not limited to: cancer biology, infectious diseases, metabolism, neuroscience, plant biology, regulation of gene expression, reproductive biology, structural biology, and genomics and computational biology. 
Students interested in this graduate program should refer to the Cell and Molecular Biology website for further details.

Master Programs

  • Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology, Plan A*

  • Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology, Plan B*


* Please see department for program of study