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Department of

Cancer Biology

Graduate Program in Cancer and Cell Biology

The 2021-22 Academic Year application will open in September 2020!



The Graduate Program in Cancer and Cell Biology is an interdepartmental graduate program with expertise in many critical areas of modern Cancer and Cell Biology research. The mission of the CCB Graduate Program is to train the next generation of scientists and educators in basic mechanisms of molecular and cellular function with an emphasis on understanding mechanisms of cancers. It is our philosophy that PhD training must be intellectually stimulating, scientifically rigorous, and geared toward developing the lifelong learning and critical thinking skills that will prepare our graduates to be successful as research scientists, educators, and/or professionals in a variety of other fields.

All PhD students accepted to the program receive full tuition remission, a nationally competitive stipend and a health insurance plan.

Program faculty are concentrated in the UC Department of Cancer Biology, which administers the Program, and in the Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology at Children’s Hospital, with additional faculty drawn from more than 10 other departments/divisions at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Faculty selected to join the program are recognized leaders in their fields, and provide excellence, dedication, and personal involvement in graduate training. As a consequence, our graduate students excel in research and are highly successful in their scientific careers.

Successful completion of the program typically involves four to six years beyond the bachelor's degree. Over 90 percent of our graduates typically go on to postdoctoral training either in academic or industrial settings. Most of our graduates eventually assume research or teaching careers in academia, but many take research positions in biotech, government or pharmaceutical companies, with scientific and technical writing firms, or in the healthcare or medical professions.

 Please contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.


Two University of Cincinnati graduate students in Cancer and Cell Biology, Marissa Leonard and Sasha Ruiz-Torres, Discuss Their Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Research

UC grad students: breast cancer research

Click below to view the Graduate Program in Cancer & Cell Biology flier

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A message from our Program Director,
Susan Waltz, PhD

Greetings! Thank you for your interest in the Cancer & Cell Biology Graduate Program. We provide students with the opportunity to perform mentored research under the direction of world-class faculty in topics of cancer and cell biology, which span the spectrum from bench to bedside studies. After perusing our website, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

John Cunningham, PhD

Tom Cunningham, PhD
Admissions and Recruitment Director

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If you have questions or comments regarding our graduate program, please contact us.

Pilar Ramos-Richey

Program Manager
Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
Room 2104
3125 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0521

Mail Location: 0521
Phone: 513-558-7379

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