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Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences
The City of Hope Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences prepares students to become outstanding research scientists in chemical, molecular and cellular biology.
 

City of Hope and Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope offer a unique and challenging research and learning environment for graduate education. Find out more about our program.
From New Haven to Nanjing, our students come from diverse backgrounds, with the United States, Canada, Argentina, India, Iran, Korea, China, Russia and Taiwan all represented in our student population. This diversity brings to our campus a wealth of experience, enthusiasm, and creative potential.
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Situated just northeast of Los Angeles, City of Hope combines the best science and the most innovative and highly compassionate patient care. Stretched across more than 100 acres in the City of Duarte, lushly landscaped gardens surround state-of-the-art facilities.
The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.
 
 
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  • Successful breast cancer treatment is often hindered by chemoresistance, metastasis, and tumor recurrence.  The existence of a small population of cells, called cancer stem cells, is thought to contribute to these complications.  Cancer stems cells (CSCs), unlike the rest of the tumor bulk, have unlimited self-...
  • The Scientific Creative Quarterly is a website that specializes in all sorts of creative scientific writing…but I’m partial to their witty humor pieces. This article (pdf) in particular, is a tongue-in-cheek “research paper” that analyzes the mechanism by which Wolverine (from the X-men) can regenerate. At a ca...
  • I love procrastinating, so I thought I’d share one of my favorite websites for grad school humor, “What Should We Call Grad School”. I think a bunch of the entries on this site are great, but I’ve compiled a few that are specific to first-year grad students. I think the first-years can laugh about our