Curriculum

Each student in the Regenerative Sciences Training Program is provided with a five-year, full-time fellowship. This permits students to focus on accomplishing approximately 1.5 years of coursework within a total of five years of doctoral research training, while benefiting from close mentoring by Mayo Clinic scientists and clinicians on the program faculty.

The curriculum of the Regenerative Sciences Training Program encompasses the spectrum of regenerative sciences — from discovery to application — and focuses on providing students with understanding that spans traditional academic disciplines. The innovative education experiences provided by the program produce the expert scientists needed to create the next generation of regenerative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions.

Core education components provide students with a solid foundation in regenerative science topics including:

  • Developmental biology
  • Molecular and cell biological principles
  • Regenerative physiology
  • Immunity
  • Pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Neuroscience
  • Systems biology
  • Bioinformatics and genomics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Physiology
  • Imaging
  • Molecular medicine
  • Clinical and translational sciences

New educational domains are tailored to develop students' understanding and know-how in regenerative technology and its applications. Innovative educational activities develop students' comprehension of advanced regenerative technologies and provide transdisciplinary knowledge.

The curriculum is further enriched by education in the development, regulation, business application and ethical considerations relevant to regenerative medicine solutions.