Program Overview

We strive to ensure Harvard University is the best choice for students interested in stem cell, developmental, and regenerative biology.

The Developmental and Regenerative Biology (DRB) graduate program is an interdepartmental and collaborative program (co-sponsored by HSCRB and the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School) within the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) program that aims to enhance the educational experience, training, and sense of community among graduate students interested in stem cell, developmental, and regenerative biology. DRB faculty is composed of members from science departments at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), Harvard Medical School (HMS), as well as HSCRB.

Some of the highlights of the curriculum include:

• Graduate level lecture and/or laboratory courses
• Upper level specialized topic “nanocourses”
• DRB 330: Experimental Approaches to Developmental Biology), aka the DRB "boot camp" course – a 2 week intensive course offering a small number of students hands-on experience to experimental approaches in developmental biology
• Laboratory rotations prior to choosing a thesis lab

In addition, the DRB program provides various mentoring opportunities that include career advice, research / journal clubs, systematic exposure to topics such as the practice and ethics of paper reviewing, and strong participation by secondary research advisors.

Additional information on the DRB Program can be found on the DRB website.

How to Apply:

Students should apply through the online application for the Harvard BBS Program. Additional information and application links are found here.

In addition to the DRB graduate program, HSCRB faculty also host graduate students from other Harvard graduate programs such as: