Graduate Studies

Faculty in the BMB department are dedicated to training the next generation of scientists.  Graduate students conduct research in the laboratories of an outstanding collection of faculty members with diverse research programs that are driven by novelty and curiosity. The diversity of research allows students to develop in a vibrant research environment that exposes them to numerous areas and technologies in biomedical science, and provides important opportunities for cross-disciplinary research collaborations.  Students also benefit from weekly seminars and research workshops, and an annual off campus research retreat.  In addition, the Office of Graduate Student Affairs at McGovern Medical School fosters a research community that includes students from all departments and graduate programs.

Students earning their PhD degree in the BMB department are enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and are affiliated with a Graduate Program that is aligned with their research interests.  The majority of BMB faculty are affiliated with the graduate program in Molecular and Translational Biology, but they also participate in other programs including Genetics and Epigenetics, Neuroscience, Cancer Biology, Microbiology and Infectious Disease, and Immunology.  A list of BMB faculty and their Graduate Program affiliations can be found here.

Please contact Dr. Harry Karmouty-Quintana for more information on graduate studies in the BMB Department and how to apply to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.