The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy offers graduate training programs in a variety of disciplines such as Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Anatomy, Bioinformatics, Translational Medicine, etc. These educational opportunities within the department are organized into 4 tracks, which includes: 2 MS tracks and 2 PhD tracks.
The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy hosts the Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology Doctoral program, which is part of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences at UNMC. The department also offers a research-based MS program, a MS in Medical Anatomy program, and Anatomy Teaching Track PhD program.
Each track and program has a distinct purpose. The research track PhD program is designed to provide a comprehensive research and classroom experience in genetics and cell biology for students who wish to pursue careers as independent researchers and/or educators at the university level. The anatomy teaching track PhD program is designed to train students to teach in the anatomical sciences as well as conduct robust biomedical and educational research. The MS in Medical Anatomy program is designed as a stepping stone to professional school or the anatomy teaching track PhD program. By contrast, the research-based MS program is designed for students who wish to explore a career in research and are considering a research-based PhD program.