Genetics, Development, and Stem Cells
Students entering graduate school through the program of Genetics, Development, and Stem Cells will perform cutting-edge research on topics including organism function and development, disease models, stem cell biology. Advanced cutting-edge experimental systems in genetics, molecular biology, genomics, proteomics and computational biology are used and taught. This training will lead to a Ph.D. degree in Genetics and will qualify students for high level research careers in academia and in the burgeoning biotech industry.
A Safe, Welcoming and Supportive Environment for Graduate Study
We encourage students to investigate the academic and social climate in which they will be working. We recognize that recent allegations and an independent investigation may have raised questions about choosing the University of Rochester for your graduate studies. The University is deeply committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment for graduate students. We are taking steps to further strengthen that commitment.
- The CARE network—our nationally recognized program for expressing concern about any person, incident or issue in the University community and getting support to address it—serves all graduate and post-baccalaureate students as well as University undergraduates.
- Our Ombudsperson Program for graduate students and postdoctoral appointees adds a layer of confidential and independent support for discussing any concern and also for reporting inappropriate behavior.
- The Office for Inclusion and Culture Development promotes diversity and is tasked with ensuring that policies and practices to support learners are clear, consistent, and communicated effectively across all medical center education programs.
Our goal is to provide a first-class research and training environment in which faculty, learners and staff are united by mutual respect and the love of science. You’ll see this in Dean Mark Taubman’s response to the independent investigator’s report and the welcome message from Richard Feldman, interim president designate for the University. Find more resources and information on this website or talk to your program representative if you have questions.
Student Researcher Perspective
Why The University Of Rochester
I chose University Of Rochester because I love the collaborative and friendly culture. Also, doing research at a medical center offers many advantages.
Advice for Prospective Students
University of Rochester faculty, staff, and students are very friendly and accessible. They are an extremely valuable resource for any questions both in the lab and outside of research.
Favorite thing To Do In Rochester/Hobbies Outside The Lab
Ice skating at Bill Gray's Iceplex and exploring the many parks, museums, and festivals in the area. The finger lakes are nearby and perfect for overnight camping or day trips. I am also a mother of four who enjoys drawing, running, and spending time with my family.
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