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Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program (GMOP)

Molecular Biology Outreach Program

Our Mission:

The Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program is dedicated to fostering enthusiasm for scientific enquiry and increasing scientific literacy in the Greater Princeton community. We aim to engage, encourage, and inspire community members of all ages, from children to adults, though both on- and off-campus events that strengthen our relationship with the community.

Our Events:

For those interested in outreach with children/young adults:


Boy Scout/ Girl Scout Events


USASEF (National Expo)

Cambridge Science Festival

School Science Fairs

For those interesting in adult outreach:

Science by the Cup

  • Science Quiz Nights

  • Science of beer and coffee brewing, etc.

Prison Teaching Initiative


GMOP Facebook Page


MD/PhD Program

The Graduate School has partnered with The Rutgers University (New Brunswick/Piscataway) and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) to serve as a Ph.D. research training site for students enrolled in the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-Princeton University MD/PhD program.

Students admitted to the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-Princeton University MD/PhD program perform laboratory rotations at Princeton during the summer before and the summer after the first year of the pre-clinical portion of the program, prior to their enrollment as doctoral students, and subject to the approval of a Princeton faculty member. Following the second rotation, a student chooses a laboratory for his or her Ph.D. research by mutual agreement with a faculty adviser and with the approval of the Graduate School.

Students who are accepted to work with a faculty member or an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Molecular Biology enter the Ph.D. program and receive that degree from Princeton. These students fulfill Graduate School and departmental requirements, including the one-year residence requirement and passing the general and final public oral examinations. (It is likely that pre-clinical course work at Rutgers/RWJMS will substitute for the department's core curriculum.)

Rutgers Robert Wood Johson Medical School-Princeton University MD/PhD program


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 Lynn Enquist

MDPHD Faculty Adviser, Molecular Biology


Upcoming Events

Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Wed, Sep 28, 2016

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