The Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) PhD Program focuses on the fundamental question: how do networks of molecules operate in living cells to orchestrate the behavior and physiology? CMB students combine traditional molecular genetics and biochemistry with cutting-edge approaches in genomics, systems and synthetic biology, microscopy and mathematical modeling. They go on to successful careers in academia, industry, science advocacy and policy-making.
My time in the Cell and Molecular Biology program has been wonderfully transformative. It's been amazing to be surrounded by so many talented, diverse, and dedicated individuals who constantly inspire me to grow. I've been able to pursue my scientific curiosities, make everlasting friendships, and gain perspective on how I want to embark onto the next chapter of my life. I'm incredibly thankful for my mentor, Alexander Ruthenburg, my lab, and the entire UChicago community, for being so supportive throughout this entire journey.