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Program Director:
Nicholas W. Lukacs, Ph.D.
Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Pathology
Department of Pathology
University of Michigan Medical School
109 Zina Pitcher Place
BSRB, 4061
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200

For specific questions please contact:
Laura Hessler, Student Administration
Telephone: 734-763-6454
Fax: 734-763-6476



Application for admissions to the Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Pathology should be made via the Program in Biomedical Science (PIBS) or through the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). MSTP is a joint effort of the graduate and medical schools to provide balanced training in science and medicine. Graduates of MSTP receive both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Students interested exclusively in obtaining a Ph.D. should apply through PIBS.

PIBS offers first year graduate students interested in biomedical research the chance to explore the opportunities for advanced study in 14 different doctoral degree granting programs, which together include nearly 300 participating faculty. The first semester of study includes core courses in areas of cellular and molecular biology common to many fields. This leaves time during the first year of study for students to select elective courses in potential areas of specialization, as well as for intensive research rotations. At the end of the first year, students will select a degree program (Bioinformatics, Biological Chemistry, Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Human Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Pharmacology, or Physiology) and a lab for thesis research.

PIBS is currently accepting applications for Fall 2012 admissions. The application deadline is December 1, 2011.

Medical Scientist Training Program (MTSP)

Phone: (734) 764-6176
FAX: (734) 764-8180

Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS)

Phone: (734) 647-7005
Toll Free: (877) 294-0120
Fax: (734) 647-7022

The International Center provides assistance and services of interest to international students. Detailed information on the Pathology Department's faculty members, their research and the University of Michigan is available on request or by browsing the respective web sites.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for Ph.D. students consists of research assistantships provided by the department and faculty research grants. This support covers all tuition costs and includes a monthly living stipend (current annual stipend for 2011-2012 is $26,500) and healthcare.

For additional sources of aid on campus, refer to the Rackham Graduate Studies site.

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