Key Highlights of the Program

    • Annual Lombard Kelly Distinguished Lectureship organized by CBA graduate students - launched in 2017 with Nobel Laureate, Dr. Andrew Fire, as the inaugural speaker
    • Networking opportunities for students to build connections for a successful future career
    • Lively seminar series and journal club
    • Teaching opportunities
    • Recent graduates are continuing their research careers at institutions such as the Beckman Research Institute, Emory Eye Center, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Yale University


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For Admissions & Application Information Contact

Patricia L. Cameron, PhD
Vice Dean, The Graduate School

Aleesha Waller
Manager - Recruitment
& Admissions,The Graduate School


(706) 721- 3278
 BIOMED@augusta.edu

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About the Program

The Cellular Biology and Anatomy graduate program offers excellent research opportunities covering a broad spectrum of thematic areas. The developmental biologists within our department investigate polarity and patterning in organisms, while other faculty members study mechanisms of protection, repair and regeneration related to diseases of the kidney, musculoskeletal, breast, and visual systems. State-of-the-art genetic, molecular and biochemical tools are employed in diverse in vivo and in vitro systems including mutant mice, zebrafish, Drosophila, and human cells.  The department has strong, collaborative ties with many of the research institutes and centers on campus, and offers a rich environment for scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge.

There are a number of career opportunities that await individuals who have earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Cellular Biology and Anatomy. For example, armed with a solid underpinning in the fundamentals of cell biological approaches to organisms, students are attractive to booming industry and biotechnology companies.  For those interested in pursuing academic careers that combine research and teaching, students not only build upon their research experience in the lab but are also afforded opportunities to participate in unique teaching opportunities with medical students within the medical school curriculum (serving as teaching assistants in histology, anatomy, and neuroanatomy/neuroscience).  

We are delighted that you are exploring the opportunities within our program and look forward to working with you as colleagues.



Meet the program director

Yutao Liu BCB  Co- Program Director

"Our CBA family welcomes new graduate students to our community. We provide them with effective & individualized mentoring, collegial guidance, and diverse research opportunities. We take great pride in their development and achievements. Join our family.
Yutao Liu, PhD


Program Information

For Program Specific Information

Yutao Liu, PhD
Program Director
(706) 721-7658
 yutliu@augusta.edu


Diana Riffe
 
Program Administrator 
(706) 721-7658
 driffe@augusta.edu

 

Student Profile | Hannah Youngblood

 

Hannah Youngblood

"One of the main things that attracted me to the Biomedical Sciences Program at Augusta University was its collaborative atmosphere. Different departments and labs are willing to interact, share resources, and teach techniques to students from other labs. You don't find that level of collegiality just anywhere. The program also seemed very student-centric. And because I was interested in studying glaucoma, the stellar vision research being conducted at the school was a major draw." - Hannah Youngblood

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