Cell Biology of Disease

Helene McMurrayThe Cell Biology of Disease Graduate Program trains students in understanding and developing treatments for human disease. The program is multidisciplinary in nature, drawing on faculty expertise in all aspects of disease biology including defining the molecular mechanisms underlying pathology, developing model systems, ‘omic’ sciences (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomics, and microbiomics) and designing therapeutic interventions using regenerative biology, forward pharmacology, and rational drug design.   Students are generally free to work with any faculty throughout the University of Rochester Medical Center whose research focuses on disease biology or basic cell biological mechanisms that are critical for pathogenesis. Students who complete the Cell Biology of Disease Graduate Program receive a PhD in Pathology and go on to rewarding careers in academic, medical, industrial, non-profit and governmental settings.

Dr. Helene McMurray, Ph.D.
Program Director