Graduate Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences

This interdisciplinary program brings together over 150 faculty from five basic science departments and research institutes to provide graduate students with rigorous training in chemical, molecular, cellular, and systems biology research toward the completion of a Ph.D.


Did you apply to PMCB for 2014?

  • Admissions Decisions for 2014 have been finalized.
  • Applications for Fall 2015 will open in September.

Current Students

  • The last day for current students to register for Spring Term without late fees is 4/7.



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PMCB Spotlight

  • Medicine

    The Quantitative Bioscience & Biomedical Engineering focus area is uniquely located within the School of Medicine at OHSU, providing access to world class facilities and researchers, dedicated to basic biological and engineering research as well as translation and clinical medical research. This diverse and collaborative environment provides access to cutting-edge novel technologies and insights into technological developments to answer the significant healthcare questions facing our society today.

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  • Facilities

    Our state-of-the-art facilities include the OHSU-FEI Living Lab with integrated light and electron microscopy equipment, hyper-scale computational resources resulting from collaborations with Intel, x-ray instrumentation for biomedical structure, Advanced Imaging Resource Center, OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, and the OHSU Integrated Genomics Core.

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  • Faculty

    Our premier faculty have diverse backgrounds and research interests. The faculty include a total of 33 professors across 6 departments.

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  • Partnerships

    The Quantitative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering focus area has industrial partnerships with leaders in the fields of computation, imaging and drug development.

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  • Research

    Our world class researchers are studying and engineering complex biological systems using advanced measurement and analytical approaches in collaboration with academic and private sector partners around the world. Researchers study "big data" problems critical to clinical medicine, biological mechanisms and health care management

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Katy Van Hook & her Mentor, Dr. Charles Lopez

PMCB Student, Katy Van Hook's contribution to cancer research is opening up a new area of exploration. Read  more about her work here: School of Medicine News