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Graduate Programs

Although The Wistar Institute is not itself a degree-granting institution, doctoral training can be pursued at Wistar through the Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS) office at UPenn, or the Cancer Biology Graduate Program jointly overseen by the University of the Sciences (USciences) and Wistar. BGS oversees Ph.D. training in seven graduate groups, including Cell and Molecular Biology and Immunology. The Wistar/USciences Cancer Biology graduate program integrates laboratory and classroom training at both institutions.

Predoctoral students at Wistar enjoy state-of-the-art shared resources, which include genomics, molecular screening and protein expression, proteomics and metabolomics, bioinformatics, and imaging. Regular career and professional development workshops and programs, along with a robust culture of leveraging basic science discoveries into novel therapeutics, ensure that Wistar trainees are fully prepared for independent careers in academic, industrial, or biotech research enterprises.