The 9‐credit doctoral minor in Developmental, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology provides graduate students with solid course training in the field. In order to coax the human body to regenerate damaged or diseased tissue, a fundamental understanding of developmental and stem cell biology is required. Through the many courses offered in this minor program, students will gain foundational knowledge in the field with a focus on critical thinking, oral and written presentation of material. Students interested in advanced academic pursuits in developmental, stem cell and regenerative biology and those interested in pursuing work in stem cell and regenerative medicine for their future careers are encouraged to apply.


All graduate students must utilize the Graduate Student Portal in MyUW to add, change, or discontinue any doctoral minor.

To apply to this minor, please log in to MyUW, click on Graduate Student Portal, and then click on Add/Change programs. The minor coordinator will review your application for admittance, and reach out to you if there are any further questions.


Required coursework
CRB/​GENETICS  710 Developmental Genetics3
Students can choose up to 6 credits from the courses listed below.
Regenerative Medicine Ethics and Society
Stem Cell Seminar 1
Fundamentals of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Molecular and Cellular Organogenesis
Biology of Heart Disease and Regeneration
Total Credits9

Students can take CRB 625 Stem Cell Seminar for up to 3 credits.