With a diverse and highly interactive group of researchers, the Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology (MCCB) is the ideal setting for pre-doctoral training in the biological sciences. Graduate students in any of the UMass Medical School GSBS Basic & Biomedical Sciences doctoral programs can perform their thesis work in an MCCB lab. For students who desire more comprehensive and focused doctoral training in cancer biology, the Program in Cancer Biology provides a specialized track within GSBS. In support of these efforts is the Translational Cancer Biology Training Program, an NIH-funded training grant that supports both pre- and post-doctoral trainees involved in cancer research on campus.
Click on the links to the left to see more information on pre-doctoral training opportunities in MCCB, including available rotation projects, graduate school academic requirements, and current students and their work.