Cellular and Molecular Biology

Master of Science

The Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology is ideal for students who want to pursue or advance careers in the rapidly expanding fields of biotechnology, basic science, and pharmacological research.

Our program gives students the advanced training they need to succeed in these groundbreaking fields.

With constant new discoveries in cellular and molecular biology, an undergraduate degree is no longer enough to keep you advancing professionally. Our program, with its strong emphasis on biochemistry and molecular biology techniques, gives students the advanced training they need to succeed in these groundbreaking fields.

The program has both thesis and non-thesis options. Students who elect the thesis option must carry out an original thesis research project under the guidance of departmental faculty. Students choosing a non-thesis option are required to take a written comprehensive exam in addition to laboratory coursework. The comprehensive exam will assess understanding of the coursework and evaluate one’s ability to synthesize research and theory in the field of cellular and molecular biology and to present this information in an effective written format.

Christina Zito, Ph.D.

Dr. Zito has a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Yale. Her research centers on cells and the ways they communicate with one another. She is focusing on signaling pathways in cancer, finding new targets for anti-cancer therapy, and developing new therapeutic targets for rational drug design.

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The central curriculum prepares you for an exciting future by stressing both the technical and conceptual aspects of a number of scientific specialties, including the following subject areas:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell biology
  • Genomics
  • Molecular biology 
In addition to a strong academic program,

You will learn the full spectrum of professional techniques in our fully equipped labs so that you graduate with the confidence and ability to act as an independent scientist.

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Certificate in Bioinformatics

The 15-credit certificate program in bioinformatics provides a practical, hands-on approach to computer applications in molecular biology.

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Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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