Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Molecular Medicine

Doctor of Philosophy With a Major In
Molecular medicine

  • Flexible, individualized programs of study tailored to student's academic needs by their advisory committees.
  • Progressive techniques taught by expert faculty.
  • Rigorous training that gives graduates the ability to succeed in academic and clinical research, medicine, and industry.
  • Interdisciplinary and translational approach to understanding disease processes.
  • Training at the interface between medicine and traditional basic science disciplines.


Molecular Medicine faculty and students are united by an interest in molecular mechanisms underlying disease. Program faculty and students are involved in cutting-edge science focused on neural and immunological diseases, cancer, and reproductive disorders, to name a few. 

While some of our researchers focus on the genes, molecules and cells that contribute to disease states, others are directly involved in “bench to bedside” work. Regardless of which end of the spectrum interests you as biomedical researcher in training, there’s a lab for you in the Molecular Medicine Program. 


Molecular Medicine students typically enter the program with a B.S. and diverse research experience in neurobiology, immunology, basic biology, chemistry, or industry. Our faculty includes a number of clinician-scientists, so we are a popular choice for students seeking an MD/PhD. 


Dr.Yukai He

Welcome to the Molecular Medicine Program, where we focus on the fast-growing field of immunology and immunotherapy. Become a team member to study and manipulate the body’s immune system to fight cancers as well as other diseases. You will be trained to impact patient care through translational research and to become a leader in academia or in industry.

- Yukai He, PhD