Program Details

The 11 PhD Programs 

The Biomedical Sciences Training Program is an interdisciplinary PhD umbrella program designed for student success. Every student is given the chance to explore our eleven different biomedical science PhD programs and choose the department that best suits their interests.

Test tubes in a lab
Biochemistry

As a Biochemistry student, you will work alongside faculty who use a wide range of techniques and systems to address fundamental biological and disease-related questions.

close up image of petri dish
Cell Biology

As a Cell Biology student, you will receive training opportunities as research science professionals through formal coursework, the conduct of original research in the laboratory of your selected mentor.

Doctor reviewing a 3D image of a genome
Genetics and Genome Sciences

As a student of the Genetics and Genome program,   you will be trained as the next generation of geneticists who have extensive knowledge and expertise in modern genetics, genomics and biomedical research.

Close up image of a microscope in a lab
Molecular Biology and Microbiology

As a Molecular Biology & Microbiology student, you will  participate in formal and informal seminars, coursework, a research qualifying examination, and the Ph.D. thesis.

Computer generated images of human skeleton, genes, heart
Molecular Virology

As a Molecular Virology student, you will  participate in formal and informal seminars, coursework, a research qualifying examination, and the Ph.D. thesis.

Medical students looking at a brain scan
Neurosciences

As a Neuroscience student, you will train in neurobiology with a strong emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms provided through a combination of research, course work, and seminars.

Fruits and vegetables arranged in a heart shape
Nutrition

As a Nutrition student you will be trained in the various approaches that are required for the study of metabolism and nutrient homeostasis by coursework, research, and weekly seminars.

Microscope and slide in a lab
Pathology

As a Pathology student, you will be provided with  extensive opportunities for graduate training in experimental pathology, immunology and cancer biology leading to the PhD (or MD/PhD) degree.

Medical student working in a laboratory
Pharmacology

As a Pharmacology student, you will train in the tradition of excellence in basic science research. Several scholars have continued this tradition through nationally and internationally recognized contributions to biomedical sciences.

Medical students looking at a model of human anatomy
Physiology and Biophysics

As a Physiology and Biophysics student, you will train to understand the mechanisms that control normal function of biological processes, translating that knowledge into new approaches and cures for disease.

Close up of lab equipment in a medical laboratory
Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

As a Systems Biology and Bioinformatics student, you will train to generate and analyze experimental data for biomedical research and to develop physical or computational models of the molecular components that drive the behavior of a biological system.

Students looking at a medical textbook
Request Information

Are you interested in learning more about our Biomedical Sciences Training Program? Let us know by requesting more information.