Cell and Molecular Biology (Ph.D.) – Cancer Biology Specialization


The interdisciplinary Cell & Molecular Biology graduate program comprises a community of graduate students, faculty, and staff with diverse experiences and interests. We share a common goal of preparing the next generation of scientific leaders to make significant contributions in our field. We accomplish this by promoting a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, and an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative culture.

The Cancer Biology specialization includes 5CR of additional coursework and is ideal for those who want to explore research in basic mechanisms of cancer, animal models of cancer, cancer immunology, and therapeutics.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Cell and Molecular Biology – Cancer Biology Specialization

Areas of Study

  • Cancer Biology
  • Prions & Neurobiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Microbiomes
  • Stem Cells & Development
  • Genome structure, evolution & repair
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Metabolism & Physiology
  • Gene Expression
  • STEM Communication

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

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