Master’s (12 to 36 months) and Doctorate (24 to 54 months)

The graduate program in cellular and structural biology seeks to train students to carry out activities associated with research and teaching in the program’s three major areas: cellular biology, histology and anatomy.
These three areas are integrated, and the lines of research extend beyond strict classifications to share the interpretation of biological phenomena using cellular and structural biology. This is only made possible by the advances in, for example, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, optical microscopy and electron microscopy techniques, which enable a better understanding of cell, organ and tissue functions to be gained.
As well as seeking to ensure that our master’s and doctoral students acquire the skills and experience required of lecturers in cellular biology, histology and/or anatomy, we are concerned to offer them a comprehensive and novel view of biological phenomena at the substructural and molecular level together with morphofunctional aspects of cells, organs and systems.

Major Area: Cellular Biology

Major Area: Histology

Major Area: Anatomy
Lines of Research

  • 1. Apoptosis
  • 2. Plant cellular biology
  • 3. The biology of reproduction
  • 4. Chromatin, chromosomes and nucleolus
  • 5. Cell differentiation
  • 6. Teaching
  • 7. Extracellular matrix
  • 8. Cellular neurobiology
  • 9. Cell plasticity
  • 10. Cell and tissue toxicology and toxinology