Prospective Students

Welcome from the Graduate Program Chair and Co-Chair

Picture of Zsuzsanna Fabry, PhDPortrait of Ricardo Lloyd, MD, PhD, CMP Co-ChairWe would like to extend a warm welcome to all prospective applicants to the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program (CMP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Faculty and students in the CMP program study the pathogenesis of human diseases. Our faculty includes over 80 National Institutes of Health/National Science Foundation funded investigators with research programs in Cancer Biology, Immunopathology, Neuropathology, and Signal Transduction. The centerpiece of CMP training is the mentored PhD thesis. Students complete this research under the supervision of one of our renowned faculty.

CMP research training typically extends over a 5-year period. Students receive an annual stipend, their UW-Madison tuition is paid, and they receive excellent benefits including full health insurance.

Our mission is to produce outstanding scientists who are well prepared to advance biomedical science in the 21st century. CMP graduates have gone on to successful careers in both academics and industry. Successful applicants to the CMP program typically have outstanding undergraduate academic credentials and previous laboratory experience.

Thank you for your interest in the CMP program. If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact us directly. We also have administrators, faculty trainers, current students, and CMP alumni who are available to answer any other questions you may have about the program.


Zsuzsa Fabry, Graduate Program Chair

Ricardo Lloyd, Graduate Program Co-Chair