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Are you passionate about unraveling the mysteries of life at its most fundamental level? Are you ready to embark on a journey of scientific discovery that can shape the future of biosciences and your career? Look no further than the Center for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (CMCB) Graduate School Program.

Our Mission

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At the CMCB, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge and preparing the next generation of innovative biosciences researchers. Our graduate school program is designed to provide you with a transformative educational experience that combines rigorous academic training with hands-on research opportunities.


Why Choose Us?

At the CMCB, we know college is expensive. That's why we offer research stipends for our graduate students. Engage in captivating research at little to no cost to you. 

Our faculty members are renowned experts in various areas of molecular and cellular biosciences. They are dedicated to mentoring and guiding you throughout your academic journey.

Join us at the forefront of groundbreaking research in fields such as genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, and more. You'll have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and resources that enable you to pursue your scientific interests.

We believe that the most exciting discoveries happen at the intersections of different disciplines. Our program encourages collaboration and offers a diverse range of research opportunities.

We understand that each student's path is unique. Our flexible curriculum allows you to tailor your studies to your interests and career goals.

We're not just preparing you for a degree; we're preparing you for a career. Our program includes professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and career guidance to help you succeed in academia, industry, or beyond.

Join a vibrant community of fellow students who share your passion for biosciences. Engage in scientific discussions, seminars, and events that foster collaboration and intellectual growth.

Discover Your Potential

At the CMCB, we believe that the answers to some of the most pressing questions in science are within reach. Join us in our pursuit of knowledge and innovation. Explore the possibilities, unlock your potential, and make a difference in the world through the CMCB Graduate School Program.

Inquire today and embark on a journey that will shape the future of biosciences. Your career starts here.


Inquiry Process and Materials

We seek ambitious and motivated individuals who are ready to make their impact on the world of biosciences. If you're interested in joining our graduate program, please review our admission requirements and inquiry process to take the first step toward becoming a part of our dynamic community.

Inquiry Process:

Students must first inquire for admission to the CMCB Graduate Student Program prior to applying for graduate programs in Biological Sciences (School of BEES) or Chemistry & Biochemistry (School of MANS). Once you've submitted your inquiry, please allow 1-2 weeks for notification of acceptance or declination. CMCB faculty will contact qualified students for a virtual interview.

Inquiry materials needed for evaluation:

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  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of purpose - (3 pages specifying professional goals, research interests, and up to 3 labs for rotation)
  • Standardized test scores
  • Unofficial Undergraduate Transcripts


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Student Testimonials

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Shailendra Dhakal, PhD; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Researching neurodegenerative diseases with the CMCB was invaluable to gaining my current position at Harvard. The exposure and experience I gained enormously helped me to grow as a scientist and develop professionally. 


Ankita Bhattacharyya, PhD; Research Affiliate-I, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health

I joined USM as a graduate student after the completion of my undergraduate studies in India, and I only had very little research exposure. Dr. Mavrodi's lab at the CMCB had a major impact on my development as a researcher.



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Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Box #5018
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