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Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Training

Cell and Developmental Biology

Director: Charles Yeaman, PhD

The Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB) Program is housed in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and includes faculty mentors from other departments. 

It is part of the larger Biomedical Sciences Program.

Through the Graduate College, the Cell and Developmental Graduate Program offers a curriculum leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

Admission to graduate training in laboratories in the Anatomy and Cell Biology Department occurs through:

PDF icon CDB Graduate Program Handbook

The University of Iowa and the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is committed to fostering an environment that embraces the diversity of our members and provides equitable access to people of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, sexual orientations, physical and neurocognitive abilities, religions and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program


  • Genetics PhD
  • Medical Scientist Training Program MD, PhD
  • Immunology PhD
  • Neuroscience PhD

Master of Clinical Anatomy

Co-Director:  Marc A. Pizzimenti, PhD, MA, BEd

Co-Director:  Emma Handler, PhD

Welcome to the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine!

It is very exciting that you are considering the Master of Clinical Anatomy (MCA) program as the next phase in your educational journey.

Whether you are preparing for teaching in the anatomical sciences, strengthening your portfolio for admission into a healthcare related professional program, or considering even more advanced academic training, the MCA program will provide you with experiences to help you shape that journey.


Postdoctoral Studies

In addition to the programs listed below, many members of the Center for Gene Therapy offer postdoctoral training opportunities in their research laboratories.

Brief descriptions of the member research projects are provided in the research section of the Center's web page.

Additional information is available on the research cores section of the website.

Researchers interested in postdoctoral training in gene therapy are also invited to contact the Center's director, Dr. John Engelhardt.

Additional Postdoctoral training is available in many labs in Anatomy and Cell Biology:   

University of Iowa - Postdoctoral Association