Page Menu

Cancer Biology PhD Program

Mission: Training the next generation of cancer researchers

Students in the program can choose from laboratories working on several aspects of cancer research.

The Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program is a collaborative effort between the Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida, designed to prepare young scientists to meet the future challenges of cancer research. 

The Program has four distinct but closely integrated majors:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy
  • Cancer Chemical Biology
  • Integrated Mathematical Oncology

Each major in the Program utilizes an integrated curriculum that provides specialize training in the area of focus plus broader training across the cancer research spectrum encompassing immunology, immunotherapy, cancer genetics, cell and molecular biology, signal transduction, drug discovery, functional genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, chemistry, and translational cancer therapies.

Students will have the opportunity to interact with premier investigators in all of these fields and select them for Ph.D. mentoring. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on training and students will have his or her course work tailored to their primary interest. Cancer research is a vitally important and growing field of research. Our graduates will be positioned to lead the way to the future prevention and cure of cancer.

Tuition and health insurance is covered by the Program and students receive a highly competitive stipend.

To find out more about the facilities and cutting edge research occurring at Moffitt, click here

To explore our PhD program and learn how to apply, visit our web page at