Stem Cell Biology

Field Description

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.

Graduate Minor in Stem Cell Biology

Graduate students from any discipline at Cornell are invited to enroll in the Graduate Minor in Stem Cell Biology. The minor gives students across the university the opportunity to take advantage of the wide variety of stem cell biology research offered by Cornell faculty. This minor graduate field is intended to provide both broad and specific training in the rapidly developing areas of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. A series of courses will be offered that cover areas relevant to stem cell biology, such as deriving, maintaining and selectively differentiating embryonic and adult stem cells and reprogrammed pluripotent cells, recreating the temporal and spatial environment encountered in developing and adult tissues, and understanding the relevance of fundamental processes governing the control of stem cells to diseases such as cancer. In some cases, one of the courses will be waived in consideration of the applicant's experience and major field coursework.

Upon successful completion of the required classes, the Stem Cell Biology Concentration will appear on the student's official Cornell transcript.

Requirements

  • The minor is fulfilled with a minimum of three courses, totaling at least 5 credit hours.
  • Students take at least 2 core courses. The third course can be core or elective.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in the coursework completed for the minor.
  • Students must have a member of the Minor Graduate Field in Stem Cell Biology appointed as a member of their committee.

Core Courses

Interested students will take at least two of the following core courses:

  • BME 6110, Stem Cell Bioengineering - 3 credits
  • BIOMG 4450, Stem Cells and Regeneration - 3 credits
  • BIOMS 7900, Seminars in Stem Cell Research - 1 credit

Elective Courses

Other courses that qualify to meet the (minimum) three‐course requirement for a graduate minor in Stem Cell Biology:

  • BME/VTBMS 6501, Natural Engineering - 3 credits
  • BME 6650, Principles of Tissue Engineering - 3 credits
  • BME 5850, Current Practice in Tissue Engineering - 3 credits
  • BIOMG 7800/7940, Stem Cells and Cancer - 1 credit
  • VTBMS/TOX 7010, Mouse and Stem Cell Pathology - 1 credit

 

 

Contact Information

Website: https://www.stemcell.cornell.edu/scp-gradminor.cfm

All inquiries are to be forwarded to Arla Hourigan (aj96@cornell.edu) or Elena Cestero (ec443@cornell.edu).

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

stem cell biology (minor)

  • stem cell biology (minor)

Faculty

Carolyn E. Adler

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Charles F Aquadro

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Daniel A. Barbash

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Daniel Carl Berry

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Lawrence Bonassar

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Nicolas S Buchon

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Jonathan T. Butcher

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Jonathan Cheetham

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Paula Cohen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Scott A. Coonrod

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Benjamin Cosgrove

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Michelle Lee Delco

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Cedric Feschotte

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Lisa A Fortier

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Kenneth J Kemphues

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Amnon Koren

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Michael I Kotlikoff

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Natasza Kurpios

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Jan Lammerding

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Sylvia Siu Lee

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

John T Lis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Jun (Kelly) Liu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Dan Luo

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Minglin Ma

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

John C. March

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Andrew David Miller

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Alexander Yu Nikitin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Nozomi Nishimura

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Alan J Nixon

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Brian Rudd

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Marcos Sawada Simoes Costa

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Chris B. Schaffer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

John C. Schimenti

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Vimal Selvaraj

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Praveen Sethupathy

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Paul Soloway

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Elia D. Tait Wojno

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Anna E. Thalacker-Mercer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Alexander J.A. Travis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Tudorita Tumbar

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Gerlinde Van de Walle

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Robert Samuel Weiss

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Andrew C. White

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Rebecca M. Williams

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Andrew Yen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology

Warren R. Zipfel

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: stem cell biology (minor): stem cell biology