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The Department of Regenerative & Cancer Cell Biology includes Core Laboratories that provide modern instrumentation and technical support. Our labs include studies of malignant and benign tumors, cell differentiation, shape, and proliferation, gene expression, angiogenesis, kidney fibrosis, and much more. Faculty and Research Directory
PhD & MS Programs
Students enrolled in the MS program typically take two to three years to complete their requirements, with didactic courses completed in a year-and-a-half. Students typically require five to six years to complete the requirements to obtain a PhD degree, with didactic courses completed in two years.
Graduate students perform research in projects designed to train and prepare them for successful careers in academic research and basic & applied science in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.
Our nearly one-to-one student to faculty ratio supports an interactive learning environment designed for highly constructive intellectual exchange. Graduate students perform leading-edge research projects designed to train and prepare them for a successful path toward an increasingly wide range of available careers. The administrative and technical support staff in offices, laboratories, and in our core facilities contribute to the team effort in the department.
Our mission is to provide a dynamic and supportive scientific environment enabling students to achieve excellence in research by emphasizing critical thinking, creativity, complex reasoning, and written and oral communication skills. Graduate students perform research in projects designed to train and prepare them for successful careers in academic research and basic and applied science in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.
- Learning and applying technical research skills and critical thinking to address complex issues in an increasingly diverse and global field of biomedicine.
- Students will master oral, written, and graphic presentation skills, teamwork, and professional skills.
- Students will acquire an understanding of and commitment to professional ethical standards.
Our alumni have built successful careers across diverse endeavors. Alumni from our graduate program are recruited into leading research laboratories from our nation's foremost institutions and have secured permanent positions in both academia and industry. Several of our graduates have gone on to earn medical degrees.
A sampling of postdoctoral fellowships and other positions held by our students after graduating:
- University of California, San Francisco
- University at Albany
- Brigham & Women's Hospital
- Albany Medical College
- FVL-50 Flagship Pioneering
- Sonder Research X
- Vanderbilt University
- Bristol Meyers Squibb
- McGill University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Princeton University
- Boston College
- Natera Biotech
Feel free to reach out with questions:
Ralf-Peter Czekay, PhD
Paula J. McKeown-Longo, PhD
Muntz Professor and Co-Chair
Paul J. Higgins, PhD
Professor and Co-Chair
The Department of Regenerative & Cancer Cell Biology
Albany Medical College
47 New Scotland Ave., MC-165
Albany, NY 12208-3479