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Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development Program Resources

Mentoring and Advising

During the first year, CSD students will meet with members of the Graduate Advisory Committee (GAC) on a rotating basis to discuss the student’s progress in the CSD Program and any questions that may come up. Students will be expected and encouraged to seek advice from the GAC, Director, and/or other CSD faculty and student members prior to lab rotations, Comprehensive Examination, and any other situation requiring faculty consultation.

The Student Handbook

The handbook is a document and guide for current students that includes parts of the Graduate School Rules and the CSD Graduate Program Guidelines.

Access the Student Handbook here.

Learning Outcomes

The PhD program in Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development trains graduate students to become proficient and successful investigators who are able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of central concepts in the biomedical sciences.
  2. Understand the current concepts in Cell Biology, Stem Cell Biology and Development.
  3. Read and critically evaluate the scientific literature.
  4. Formulate hypotheses based on current concepts in the field and design, conduct, and interpret their own research projects.
  5. Present research results in peer-reviewed publications and in a dissertation.
  6. Communicate research results effectively through oral presentations at scientific seminars, conferences, and other venues.
  7. Write a competitive application for research funding.
  8. Develop ancillary skills, where necessary, to obtain positions outside of scientific research.
Travel Awards

Funds to support student and postdoc travel to stem cell biology-related conferences and courses are now available. Please contact Dr. Bruce Appel for details.

Graduate School Deadlines and Forms

Resources and Information for Current Students, Faculty, and Staff can be found here.

Postdoctoral and Career Development Office

The mission of the Postdoctoral and Career Development Office at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Denver/Anschutz) is to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows acquire the non- science skills and experiences they need to successfully transition in their careers, both inside and outside of academia. We strive to supplement the world-class research training at CU Denver | Anschutz with world-class "non-bench" training, making our alumni highly sought after employees in a myriad of professions.

The Postdoctoral and Career Development Office (PCDO) serves as an informational resource for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and administrators. We encourage you to visit the website often to learn about all the professional and career development opportunities that we provide - the skills and experiences you gather now can be the keys to opening the doors to your future.

As part of our career development program, we feature workshops that were developed through an NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) award. In 2013, the NIH selected the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus as one of 17 universities nationwide to receive a BEST award. This award has enabled the development of unique career development opportunities in biomedical science training that increase the preparedness and employability of bioscience PhDs in the non-academic workforce, and we are excited to incorporate these opportunities into our programming.

Visit the website for more information.

Grants and Fellowships

All students receive a stipend and benefits throughout their tenure in the program. Additional grants and fellowships are available to advance research projects and support career development. The Graduate School maintains a database of grant and fellowship opportunities for your consideration. Access the database here.

Housing Information

The Graduate School, in concert with current graduate students, has created this residential information website to help you with your housing needs. The Graduate School surveyed all graduate and medical students on the Anschutz Medical Campus and compiled the results presented on the webpage. If you have questions about the housing survey or would like to ask about particular neighborhoods, please consult your graduate program administrator.

Visit the website for more information.

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