State University Of New York Health Science Center At Brooklyn

School of Graduate Studies

Molecular and Cellular Biology


SUNY Downstate Medical Center

450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 41

Brooklyn, NY 11203

United States


(718) 270-1308


(718) 270-6702

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A remarkable feature of life is its diversity: from single-celled organisms, with complex gene regulatory circuits controlling metabolism, motility, and cell division; to mammals, which develop from a single cell to highly complex multicellular organisms with organ systems, comprised of multiple differentiated cells with specialized functions, and having defined and regulated morphologies. Yet equally remarkable is that all known forms of life are derived from the same chemical building blocks, including the means by which almost all biological information is stored: DNA. With the recent sequencing of the human, yeast, and bacterial genomes, the task at hand is to decipher the information contained in these vast biological databases - How is this information disseminated to create an organism? How are biological structures organized and their functions coordinated? How do biological systems adapt to or cope with an ever-changing environment? Answering these questions forms the core of contemporary molecular and cellular biology. Most importantly, the answers are critical to develop treatments for devastating human diseases, from HIV/AIDS to cancer.


Accredited by the State Education Department and the Middlestates Authority.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 46 Course Credits

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $370 instate, $632 out-of-state USD

In State Tuition (per year): 8870 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 15160 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

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