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Although The Wistar Institute is not itself a degree-granting institution, doctoral training can be pursued at Wistar through the Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS) office at the University of Pennsylvania. BGS oversees Ph.D. training in seven graduate groups, including Cell and Molecular Biology and Immunology.

Predoctoral students at Wistar enjoy state-of-the-art shared resources, which include genomics, molecular screening and protein expression, proteomics and metabolomics, bioinformatics, and imaging. Regular career and professional development workshops and programs, along with a robust culture of leveraging basic science discoveries into novel therapeutics, ensure that Wistar trainees are fully prepared for independent careers in academic, industrial, or biotech research enterprises.

BGS provides training and administration through seven graduate groups, some of which have distinct sub-specialty areas.

The Wistar Institute and University of Bologna (Unibo) Cell and Molecular Biology Program fosters scientific and intellectual exchange in research and education between Italy and the United States, while offering Unibo students their three-year Ph.D. training.

The Wistar/Drexel University Cancer Biology Graduate Program trains graduate students in cancer research methods alongside leading scientists at the Institute.


For more information about these graduate programs, contact:

Kristy Shuda McGuire, Ph.D.
The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104