Seeking to spur development of innovative medical breakthroughs, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, in partnership with the Center for Regenerative Medicine, started one of the nation's first doctoral research training programs in regenerative sciences.
The Regenerative Sciences Training Program at Mayo Clinic is a transdisciplinary Ph.D. program designed to prepare the next generation of scientists to accelerate the discovery, translation and application of cutting-edge regenerative diagnostics and therapeutics.
Regenerative medicine is transforming clinical practice with the development of new therapies, treatments and surgeries for patients with chronic conditions, debilitating injuries and degenerative diseases. Advances in developmental and cell biology, immunology, and other fields unlock new opportunities for innovative breakthroughs for the next generation of regenerative diagnostic and therapeutic medical solutions.
The Regenerative Sciences Training Program curriculum encompasses the full spectrum of regenerative science topics, including molecular and cell biology, biomedical engineering, translational science, and more. Learn more about the program's dynamic, evolving curriculum.
Graduates of the Regenerative Sciences Training Program will be integral to forming the multidisciplinary workforce needed to drive the future of health care at Mayo Clinic and across the world.
Research interests of students in the Regenerative Sciences Training Program at Mayo Clinic include:
- Molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of stem and progenitor cell proliferation and differentiation, as well as tissue degeneration and regeneration
- Immune responses to viral insult and tissue healing
- Gene editing for cell therapy applications and to alter disease progression
- Exosomes in disease progression and for tissue regeneration
- Tissue engineering and bioengineering of novel therapies
The Regenerative Science Training Program is open to Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. students who have been accepted to Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Students are eligible to apply for the Regenerative Sciences Training Program at the end of year one of their Ph.D. training, after they have selected a thesis lab and thesis topic. Students in any of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences' seven academic tracks and at all Mayo Clinic campuses are eligible for the Regenerative Sciences Training Program. Students do not need to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
For more information on how to apply, contact the Regenerative Sciences Training Program director, Jennifer J. Westendorf, Ph.D.
Application and admissions
All students who are interested in the Regenerative Sciences Training Program must first be admitted to the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. Admission requirements are available on the Ph.D. program webpage.