Areas of Concentration
The Biomedical Sciences graduate program (BMSC) is designed to train students for today’s biomedical science workforce by providing a broad-based curriculum and research opportunities working with accomplished scientists in state-of-the-art facilities. The BMSC strives for an interdisciplinary approach to biomedical science to equip students for success.
Students take a common core curriculum in the first year including Molecules to Cells, Experimental Design and Biostatistics, Scientific Integrity, Organ Systems: Function, Dysfunction and Therapies, Bioinformatics and Scientific Communication. Courses are designed for students to work together and the program fosters interactions and teamwork.
Faculty are arranged into common research themes or clusters that reflect the research strengths of the institution. Faculty participate in the following: Cancer Biology and Genetics; Infectious Disease and Immunity; Molecular and Cellular Biosciences; Organ Systems and Translational Medicine; and Neuroscience. PhD students can choose from any member of the graduate faculty for their thesis research and are encouraged to do research rotations across research themes.