Ph.D. & Post-doctoral Studies


IMG_5323-X3AV mole model1Our programs for postdoctoral fellows (PhDs, MDs) and PhD candidate students places an emphasis on molecular and cellular approaches to gain an understanding of environmental disease, with strong programs in environmental mutagenesis, mechanisms of DNA damage and repair, cell signaling, and carcinogenesis.



Ph.D. Program

Graduate students utilize our pathology laboratories as part of the Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences (CMB) graduate program.

More CMB Information and application guidelines

See Graduate Medical Sciences for information on all Ph.D. programs in biological and biomedical sciences.


Basic working knowledge of modern techniques in immunocytochemistry and histopathology is provided by a laboratory course featuring modern cell imaging and toxicology approaches. The requirements of the doctoral curriculum include a toxicology course and mechanisms of environmental disease course, an environmental pathology series, and ethics course. Our graduates go on to positions in a variety of academic, federal and industrial fields. We encourage minorities and women to apply for positions and have several alternative avenues of funding.

•Pathology 6990 (Translational Pathology)

•Critical Readings in Redox Biology and Pathology

Maastricht University Alliance

In 2007, the University of Vermont and Maastricht University signed an affiliation agreement, marking a formal arrangement to the Netherlands-based institution and UVM's previous ten-year collaboration. Maastricht's research and clinical care focus on cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic diseases and neuroscience overlaps the Larner College of Medicine's and The University of Vermont Medical Center's areas of excellence. In September of 2015 Maastricht University and UVM reaffirmed their formal more.

As affiliates, the two institutions established a graduate student exchange program and collaborate in lung, cardiovascular, and proteomics research.

For more information, contact Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D.