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PhD Program

Students interested in conducting graduate research with Cell Biology faculty should apply for admission to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Harvard University. Cell Biology faculty can accept students from any of the biomedical and life sciences graduate programs that are part of GSAS' Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) federation.

Graduate students in Cell Biology most frequently come from the following HILS graduate programs:

If you would like to join our department as a Harvard graduate student, please apply through Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS).


Postdoctoral Program

Scientific and career mentoring

All Cell Biology postdocs have opportunities to interact with departmental faculty in a variety of settings, including social hour, journal clubs, scientific workshops, career development workshops, and departmental retreats.

Postdocs are encouraged to choose a secondary faculty mentor soon after arrival.  This secondary mentor will assist with scientific and career development and networking within the department and school.

Additional postdoc resources

The HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows is also a great resource for the broader postdoctoral community. This office works to enhance the development and experience of the postdoctoral community by assisting them in obtaining skills necessary to pursue academic and non-academic science careers.