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MICaB Ph.D. Program

Who does what in basic and biological biomedical research?

  • Basic research asks fundamental questions in biology. Translational research asks how can we apply this new basic knowledge to the treatment of a disease. Clinical research asks how does this new therapy compare to the current gold standard of treatment for a particular disease. If the new therapy proves superior, then it becomes the standard of care.

  • Scientists with Ph.D. degrees are often more interested in basic and translational research than in clinical research. Physician scientists and veterinary scientists are often more interested in translational and clinical research. The combination of scientists with diverse interests often proves to be synergistic in advancing science.

  • The MICaB Graduate Program provides these synergistic combinations.




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Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology Ph.D. Graduate Program

University of Minnesota
689 23rd Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455