Together with the departments of Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Cell Biology is participating in a fully-funded (including salary and benefits), 2-year immersive laboratory experience designed to provide recent college graduates with additional research experience to make them competitive for advanced careers in biomedical science. This program is focused on providing research experience in modern developmental biology and diverse regenerative medicine labs. Postbaccalaureate researchers will also participate in career development workshops and seminars.

The program is looking for recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing PhD or professional/PhD programs (MD/PhD, DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, etc.) but who 1) don’t have sufficient research experience to be competitive for such programs, and 2) aren’t sure if a PhD program is right for them and want more time in a research-intensive program to experience what life is like as a graduate student.

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. We encourage applications of motivated individuals regardless of race, gender, creed, or nationality.

Applications will open in January 2023 for the 2023 cycle

Please visit the Postbaccalaureate Program website to learn more about the application process

Research Symposium

Join us May 30th at 9:00 in the Needleman Library for a fascinating research symposium from the Post Baccalaureate inaugural class!


For questions about the program, please contact us at

Gregory Grant, PhD

Program Director

Professor of Developmental Biology, Professor of Biochemistry in Medicine

David J. Kast, PhD

Program Co-Director

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology

Advisory Board

Kristen Kroll, PhD

Program Advisory Board

Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Biology

Erica L. Scheller, DDS, PhD

Program Advisory Board

Executive Director, Center of Regenerative Medicine