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Prospective Students

Our program began in 2007 with a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Med into Grad Initiative.  We are fortunate to be able to offer all enrolled students fully funded positions in our program along with a competitive stipend.

We focus on the individual growth of all of our students, pairing them with peer mentors their first year in the program, allowing students the opportunity to connect with more experienced students in our program. At the end of their first year our students select thesis advisers and clinical mentors who will provide training to bridge the gap between medicine and basic science and help our students become effective members of translational and clinical research teams.

The Molecular Medicine PhD Program welcomes applications from all interested candidates. We strive to enroll diverse and interested students in our program and we welcome applicants from across the globe. Students join our program with backgrounds in industry, medicine and other academic programs.

 

Please visit our Application Tips, Program Curriculum, Student Life and our FAQ sections for more information. Also, please follow this link for our Diversity Initiatives Group.


Students in the Molecular Medicine PhD Program have opportunity to participate in many groups and events on campus. This includes the Peer Mentoring Program, the Diversity Initiative Group, and the Annual Retreat.

Peer Mentoring Program

Peer Mentor Groups

Established in Fall 2010, this program aims to improve the first-year experience by providing an avenue of peer support for new students. First-year students are paired with senior students who will also gain valuable experience in mentoring.


Established in Fall 2010, this program aims to improve the first-year experience by providing an avenue of peer support for new students. First-year students are paired with senior students who will also gain valuable experience in mentoring.


Annual Retreat

The second annual Molecular Medicine PhD Program Retreat was held on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus. It included student presentations, poster session and a keynote address by Dr. Richard Hanson, Leonard and Jean Skeggs Professor of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University. Please enjoy the Retreat in photos and remember to check back for defaultrmation on next year's event!

Keynote Speaker and Student Presentations

Dr. Richard Hanson
Dr. Richard Hanson delivers Keynote Address
Ao Zhang
Ao Zhang, 5th year student

Poster Session

Yutaro Komuro
Yutaro Komuro, 3rd year student
Current student and faculty
Molecular Medicine students with faculty during poster session

Awards and Retreat Committee

Retreat Committee
Retreat Committee (L to R): Sumantha Bhatt, 5th year student, Dr. Richard Hanson, Keynote Speaker, Devi Prasadh Ramakrishnan, 4th year student, Dustin Thomas, 2nd year student and Amanda Tilot, 3rd year student
Dr. Martha Cathcart and Will Flavahan
Will Flavahan, 5th year student receives an award for best presentation. Presented by Dr. Martha Cathcart, Program Director

Diversity Initiative Group

DIG DIG members (L to R) Back Row- Isaac Adjei, Francis Enane, Mark Barnes, Alvaro Alvarado, Shamone Gore, and Maricruz Rivera. Front row- Cynthia Traughber, Gospel Enyindah-Asonye and Emma Lessieur.

This student driven diversity group focuses on support and education of other minority students pursuing graduate school and a career in science. DIG members will share their passion for research by networking with young students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and by serving as "pen-pals" for minority recruits in the Molecular Medicine PhD Program.

"It is comforting to know that I have a group of students that I can interact with regularly whose cares and challenges are similar to my own and whose excitement to volunteer in our community will be a driving force for our group.” - Shamone Gore, Chair, Diversity Initiative Group
Name Department Year
Alvaro Alvarado, Chair Molecular Medicine - Cellular and Molecular Medicine (Justin Lathia Lab) 3rd year student
Shamone Gore Molecular Medicine - Cellular and Molecular Medicine (Jonathan Smith Lab) 6th year student
Isaac Adjei Molecular Medicine - Biomedical Engineering (Vinod Labhasetwar Lab) 6th year student
Mark Barnes Molecular Medicine - Pathobiology (Laura Nagy Lab) 5th year student
Maricruz Rivera Molecular Medicine - Stem Cell Biology (Jeremy Rich Lab) 5th year student
Gospel Enyindah-Asonye Molecular Medicine - Immunology (Feng Lin Lab) 4th year student
Francis Enane Molecular Medicine - Cancer Center (Yogen Saunthararajah Lab) 3rd year student
Emma Lessieur Molecular Medicine - Ophthalmic Research (Brian Perkins Lab) 2nd year student
Cynthia Traughber Molecular Medicine 1st year student