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The teaching mission of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology is to provide didactic education for medical, dental and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral fellows. In addition we provide experiential education in all areas of our research expertise encompassing modern molecular, cellular, developmental, neurobiology and computed medical anatomical imaging and simulation.

The Department has the primary responsibility for teaching the Human Body block for the first-year students enrolled in Phase I of the Medical School Curriculum and the first-year students enrolled in the Human Anatomy course of the Dental School Curriculum. The department also participates in the teaching of seven other blocks in phases I - IV of the Medical School curriculum.

Department faculty members direct five and teach in a total of 13 Graduate School Courses. Faculty members are affiliated with the following graduate programs (click to visit web sites by department): neuroscience; cell biology, stem cells and development; biomedical sciences; human medical genetics; reproductive sciences; molecular biology; medical scientist training; physiology and biophysics; and biomolecular structure.