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Human mesenchymal stem cells
Human mesenchymal stem cells labeled with DiO (Green) co-cultured with human endothelial cells labeled with DiI (Pink) on Matrigel for 24 hours. The sample has been stained with DAPI (Blue) and immunostained for MCAM (Red). Image from Tom Lozito in Dr. Tuan's lab.


About MGDB
image Mesenchymal stem cells seeded on electrospun polycaprolactone nanofibers. Image from Allison Bean in Dr. Tuan's laboratory.

The Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology (MGDB) graduate program provides an exciting and vigorous academic environment for highly motivated and qualified students to prepare for a rewarding career in biomedical research.  The members of the faculty have a wide diversity of interests and are pursuing research projects that address fundamental, contemporary issues in biology and medicine.  We are committed translating lab bench discoveries to the bedside and graduate students are fully integrated in all aspects of our investigative work.  Meet the Director.