Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies

Program Category: PhD Programs

Directors of Graduate Studies: Ron Liem and Danna Farber

Website: https://www.gsas.cuimc.columbia.edu/integrated-program-cellular-molecular-and-biomedical-studies

Note: This program is located on the Health Sciences campus in the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

The research activities of the program are in the areas of cell biology, molecular biology, and biophysics. More than ninety faculty from seven departments are potential research advisers for students. Details of the specific research programs can be found in the descriptions of the participating departments on the Health Sciences campus (Pathology and Cell BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular BiophysicsGenetics and DevelopmentMicrobiologyPharmacology, and Physiology and Cellular Biophysics) or here. A brochure describing the research interests of all the participating faculty can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Affairs (address listed below).

Special Admissions Requirements: 

  1. Only candidates for the PhD degree will be admitted.
  2. One full year each of general chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, biology, and calculus. Admission may be granted in exceptional cases to applicants who have not fulfilled all of these requirements. In such cases, the deficiencies are remedied after admission by adding appropriate courses to the curriculum.
  3. The General GRE is required. One subject test in either biochemistry, biology, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, physics, or mathematics is recommended.

Apply to:


Office of Graduate Affairs
Room 205, Hammer Health Sciences Center
701 W. 168th St.
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-8058
Fax: (212) 305-1031

Degree Programs: Full Time