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University of Colorado Denver

Program in Cell Biology, Stem Cells, and Development

Aurora, CO


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University of Colorado Denver


University of Colorado Denver / Program in Cell Biology, Stem Cells, and Development is located in Aurora, CO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell biology, stem cells, and developmental biology
Master of Science (MS) Modern human anatomy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
At least 30 credit hours of coursework and 30 credit hours of thesis research; laboratory rotations



Application Fee - Domestic

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0; 3 letters of reference; prerequisite coursework in organic chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics and calculus; research experience (highly recommended)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80


Focus of faculty research: Development and repair of the vertebrate nervous system; molecular, genetic and developmental mechanisms involved in the patterning of the early spinal cord (neural plate) during vertebrate embryogenesis; structural analysis of protein glycosylation using NMR and mass spectrometry; small RNAs and post-transcriptional gene regulation during nematode gametogenesis and early development; diabetes-mediated changes in cardiovascular gene expression and functional exercise capacity
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Mail Stop C-296
12801 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO  80045
United States
Contact Dr. Bruce Appel
Phone: 303-724-3465