About PDMG


Mission Statement
The goals of the PDMG are: 1) to enhance the scientific research of its laboratories by promoting scientific and educational interactions among individuals in the Pittsburgh area who work in the field of developmental biology, and 2) to facilitate the education and training of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in developmental biology.


About Carnegie Mellon University

The only top 25 university founded in the 20th century, Carnegie Mellon has rapidly evolved into an internationally recognized institution with a distinctive mix of world-class educational and research programs in computer science, robotics, engineering, the sciences, business, public policy, fine arts and the humanities.

More than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students at Carnegie Mellon receive an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions to solve real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for close interaction between students and professors.

About the University of Pittsburgh

Pitt is a private, state-related, nonsectarian, co-educational institution. Founded in 1787, the university enjoys a national reputation for research and scholarship. It enrolls over 30,000 students at four regional campuses in addition to the main campus in Oakland. The 132-acre campus has over 90 buildings, which house various departments, colleges and schools.

Pittsburgh offers diverse opportunities for students to pursue their academic and career interests. Evidence of Pittsburgh's growth as an educational and career center can be found in the research facilities that exist in the area and in the high caliber of students who have graduated from the city's colleges and universities.


About Duquesne University

Duquesne University is a private, urban, Catholic university founded in 1878. Situated on a bluff overlooking the downtown area, Duquesne offers educational opportunities in the liberal arts, business administration, education, health sciences, music, natural and environmental sciences, nursing, pharmacy, and leadership & professional development. The university also houses a law school and many other graduate departments and programs. Enrollment is approximately 9,700.

About Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania, located at the confluence of three rivers: the Allegheny, the Monongahela and the Ohio. While offering all the opportunities of a large metropolitan area, Pittsburgh retains a small-town friendliness, a contributing factor in its honor as one of the most livable cities in the country.

Besides being the home of three leading universities and various colleges, Pittsburgh is the corporate headquarters for such companies as USX Corporation, Alcoa, Heinz, and PPG. A very sports-minded town, Pittsburgh supports teams in hockey (the Penguins), football (the Steelers), baseball (the Pirates), and most recently, soccer (the Riverhounds). Where can you see some of these teams play? Check out the two new sports facilities, Heinz Field (football) and PNC Park (baseball).

On the cultural front, Heinz Hall (located downtown) houses the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts is a short distance away. On its stage you will find the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Civic Light Opera, and Pittsburgh Dance Council. Other attractions include the Mellon Arena, I.C. Light Amphitheater and Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star-Lake where popular concerts are held. The Carnegie, which houses the Art and Natural History museums and the Music Hall, hosts internationally renowned exhibits.

From the Student's Guide to Pittsburgh