Welcome to Developmental and Reproductive Biology (DRB)
Graduate Program Website!!!

        The Department of Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine offers a graduate program leading to MS and PhD degrees in Developmental and Reproductive Biology. In our program, students are enganged in laboratory research and classes that integrate diverse disciplines, such as the study of:

  • Fertilization
  • Embryo development
  • Stem cells
  • Organogenesis
  • Assisted reproductive technologies (ART)
  • Gene therapy
  • Devo-Evo
        Whether your goal is pure basic science or translational research, we offer opportunities that will enable you to impact biomedical science and our understanding of life!

Upcoming Events

DRB Orientation for the New Students (8/29 Fri 3pm)  (08/11/2014)

        New first year students as well as current DRB students (and also all faculty members) are invited to attend the Fall 2014 Orientation on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 3:00pm at the IBR conference room (Manoa Campus, Biomed E125). This will be a great opportunity for new and current students to connect with each other, and also to also interact with DRB graduate program faculty members.

Recent & Past Events

2014.04.16 (Wed) DRB students present their mock papers in Developmental and Reproductive Biology Scientific Investigations (DRB614) directed by Dr. Monika Ward.
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2014.04.04 (Fri) 2014 JABSOM Biomedical Sciences Symposium
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2013.04.08 (Mon) 2013 JABSOM Biomedical Sciences Symposium
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2013.03.14-17 2013 Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) West Coast Conference
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2013.03.01 (Fri) DRB Students Retreat (organized by Dr. Monika Ward)
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Important Notice to All Students

        The DRB Graduate Program Committee has recently issued the following two documents to define the nature of PhD and Master degrees (Plan A/B) in our program:

- Degrees offered in the DRB Graduate Program
- Master Plan A Research Criteria

These are relevant and applicable to both current as well as incoming students.