The Departments of Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, & Regenerative Medicine (DCBRM) offer both a 1-year and 2-year postbaccalaureate research program designed to provide college graduates with additional research experience to make them competitive for advanced careers in biomedical science. Both programs provide a fully funded research position in labs performing cutting edge research. More information about the programs is below:
Program 1: DCBRM Postbacc Program. This program is designed for students interested in a 2-year paid postbaccalaureate research position.
Program 2: NIGMS funded R25 Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). This program is ideal for students from diverse backgrounds that are interested in a NIH funded 1-year postbaccalaureate research position.
Both programs are designed to primarily be a research-focused, where the participants will spend most of their time in the laboratory of a selected mentor. However, they will also provide additional training and opportunities for participants to achieve readiness in three main areas: readiness for research, readiness for academics, and readiness for self-presentation. This will be accomplished through a curriculum that provides educational opportunities in addition to training in the laboratory. Among these will be opportunities to attend tailored workshops, seminars, research forums, and graduate-level classes. A major focus will be workshops on preparing a Curriculum Vitae and applying to graduate school. These programs are intended to provide research experience for those individuals intending to pursue research oriented biomedical science degree programs, such as those offering the PhD or MD/PhD degrees. These programs do not provide additional preparation for those seeking to pursue an MD or other health-related degrees.
Applications for the 2024 cohort are now open! Apply by March 15th for full consideration.
Please visit the Postbaccalaureate Program website to learn more about the application process
Post-baccalaureate Scholars – Class of 2025 (2023-2025)
Mentor: Chun-Kan Chen
Undergraduate Institution: Washington State (BS); Washington University in St. Louis (MS)
For questions about the program, please contact us at DBRMpostbacc@email.wustl.edu
Professor of Developmental Biology, Professor of Biochemistry in Medicine
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology