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Code: 02001; Academic Program: Cellular Biotechnology;
Graduate Research Faculty
Bioengineering : Burke, Burns, Carlson, S. Goldstein, Linderman,
Midgley, Savageau, Wang
Biological Chemistry: Ballou, Dixon, Engelke, Fuller, I. Goldstein,
Marletta, Matthew, Mooney, Ninfa, Omann, Peliska, Thiele
Biology: Adams, Bardwell, Clark, Olsen, Pichersky, Schiefelbein,
Cell & Developmental Biology: Carlson, Welsh
Chemical Engineering: Burns, Fogler, Linderman, Mooney, Wang
Chemistry: Glick, Meyerhoff, Morris, Pecoraro, Toogood
Civil and Environmental: Adriaens, Semrau
Human Genetics: Burke, Camper
Microbiology & Immunology: DiRita, Friedman, Fuller, Imperiale,
Kirschner, Olson, Robertson, Savageau, Swanson, Telesnitsky
CBTP is dedicated toward uniting academic and industrial scientists interested
in basic research to further enhance career opportunities for PhD graduates.
Toward this end, outstanding scientists from industry serve important
leadership roles in CBTP. Students entering a graduate program associated
with CBTP who indicate an interest in cellular biotechnology have the
opportunity to apply for a summer internship in an industrial setting
prior to entering graduate school. Decisions for awarding these internships
rest both with CBTP and departments.
The Program: The Cellular Biotechnology Training Program at
the University of Michigan is designed to provide students in a wide
range of graduate departments an enhanced educational experience directed
towards biotechnology. The Program, which is departmental based, provides
students a background in basic cellular design principles and insights
into rational engineering directed toward development of integrated
bio-technological processes for optimum production
- monthly dinner meetings in which students from the associated
departments discuss their research and discuss research with invited faculty,
- a one semester course in cellular biotechnology
- a seminar series directed towards biotechnology with outstanding
scientists from academia and industry,
- a yearly symposium in which students and faculty have an opportunity
through posters to discuss their research, and
- contacts with scientists in the biotechnology industry
Students in the Program are drawn from a number of departments, which include,
Cell and Developmental Biology, Bioengineering, Biological Chemistry, Biology,
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Human
Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, and Physiology. Appointment to CBTP
is through individual departments. Students desiring to be in CBTP should apply
directly to the departmental program that is most congruent with their career
interests and indicate in the application their desire to be considered for
appointment to CBTP. Appointment to CBTP is usually in the second year, but
first year appointments are also considered.
Application: As outlined above, appointments to CBTP are made through
an associated department. Therefore, students interested in cellular biotechnology
should apply to the whose research is most relevant to their academic interests.
The student should indicate on the application that they are interested in
the Cellular Biotechnology Program when they are applying to their doctoral
program of choice. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE A US CITIZEN OR PERMANENT RESIDENT
TO BE SUPPORTED BY THIS TRAINING PROGRAM.
Support: Funding is available from CBTP for students in the Program
for a period of three years. This funding is awarded on a competitive
basis and is available through a number of sources including a training grant
from the National Institutes of Health and University funds.
Tuition and Fees
Program Requirements: In addition to the departmental requirements
for the Ph.D. degree, students in CBTP are required to successfully complete
the course in cellular biotechnology, attend the monthly meetings, and participate
in all other events sponsored by the program.