Training the Next Generation of Biomedical Scientists

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is an interdisciplinary translational research program that incorporates a medical school curriculum with basic science training. Our students become independent research scientists with skills that allow them to bridge the wide gulfs that exist between clinical medicine and basic science research.

The training leads to a Ph.D., combined M.D./Ph.D., or M.S. degree. Students have the opportunity to work with more than 60 faculty members from across the campus conducting interdisciplinary research at the forefront of more than a dozen different fields, including including neuroscience, bioengineering, immunology and molecular endocrinology.


Our Faculty and Their Research

Our programs bring together more than 60 faculty members from across the campus, working together to add to our understanding of human disease and therapeutics. Our research areas include:

  • Neuroscience, Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration
  • Bioengineering
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular Endocrinology
  • Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Vaccine Development
  • Mental Health and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Drug Design and Receptor Biology
  • Immunology, Chronic Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases
  • Gene Regulation and Epigenetics
  • Physiology and Fluid Transport

Admission to Biomedical Sciences

Students may apply to the Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or M.S. program through the Graduate Division website.

The application portal for the Ph.D. program will open September 2019 for summer 2020 admissions. December 1 is the priority deadline for admission and fellowship consideration. The M.S. program features a rolling admissions. Quarter specific deadline dates are listed on Graduate Division Admission.

For more information, including application information, transcript, GRE and TOEFL requirements, please visit the School of Medicine Student Affairs website.


For assistance with class registration, program requirements, Graduate Division policies, and fellowship and employment matters (TA/GSR),  contact the SOM Biomedical Sciences Admissions Office via email at or visit our office at 1143 Webber Hall.

Phone: (951) 827-4540