The University of Iowa

Biomedical Science (Cell and Developmental Biology) Ph.D. Program

Enrollment and Outcome Data

The Cell and Developmental Biology Program is housed in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and includes interdisciplinary faculty mentors. It is part of the larger Biomedical Sciences Program.

The program strives to create a graduate program dedicated to providing rigorous training in experimental cell and developmental biology and preparing the next generation of scientists to make ground-breaking discoveries in these subjects.

The program's focus will be on the basic mechanisms of cellular and organismal organization, the gene regulatory networks governing cellular developmental events and morphogenesis, and the relevance of these topics to disease.

For admission into the program, students must apply to the Biomedical Science Program, which acts as a common portal by which students are admitted directly to one of nine subprograms, including cell and developmental biology, at the University of Iowa. Successful completion of the program culminates with a Ph.D., Biomedical Science (Cell and Developmental Biology).

For admission into the program, students must apply to the Biomedical Science Program, which acts as a common portal by which students are admitted directly to one of nine subprograms, including immunology, at the University of Iowa. Successful completion of the program culminates with a Ph.D., Biomedical Science (Immunology).

Ph.D. Program Statistics
Currently enrolled: 16*
*7 Female, 9 Male; 2 Hispanic or Latin(o/a), 6 White, 8 International (non-US-Citizen)
Ph.D. Cohort: 
Fall 2019
Applicants: 
18
Admissions: 
8
Newly Enrolled Students: 
4
Ph.D. Completion Data
YearEntering studentsEarned Ph.D.Median time to Ph.D.Still enrolledLeft with Master'sLeft without Ph.D. or Master's
2009-10225.3000
2010-11225.5000
2011-12214010
2012-13533.7101
Initial Placement of Ph.D. Graduates, 2014-2015 through 2018-2019
Postdoc: 
0.0%
Tenure track: 
0.0%
Non-tenure-track: 
0.0%
Government/Non-Profit: 
0.0%
Industry: 
0.0%
Other: 
0.0%
Unreported: 
100.0%
Current Placement of Ph.D. Graduates, 2004-2005 through 2013-2014
Postdoc: 
0.0%
Tenure track: 
0.0%
Non-tenure-track: 
0.0%
Government/Non-Profit: 
0.0%
Industry: 
0.0%
Other: 
0.0%
Unreported: 
0.0%