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Ph.D. Program

Regenerative Sciences Training Program

Anthony Windebank, M.D., talking with Ph.D. student in his lab

The Regenerative Sciences Training Program is a special doctoral training emphasis offered by Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine to upper level Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. students in any track of the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. It is a transdisciplinary Ph.D. program with the intention of training the next generation of scientists to accelerate the discovery, translation, and application of cutting-edge regenerative diagnostics and therapeutics. Students compete for program acceptance after their first year of graduate training.

The Regenerative Sciences Training Program curriculum includes molecular and cell biology, biomedical engineering, translational science, and more. Also included is education in the development, regulation, business application, and ethical considerations that are relevant to regenerative medicine solutions.

Focus areas

Research interests of students in this program include:

  • Enhancing the natural, self-healing processes of the body
  • Analyzing genomic, proteomic, and epigenomic data
  • Expanding opportunities for organ and tissue transplants
  • Regenerating organs and tissues via cell-based (stem cell) therapy