Bridging the gap between science research & clinical medicine


Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences

The long-standing Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences provides a unique integration of systems and disease-based medical curriculum with experimental applications to biomedical research problems. The program aims to train independent research scientists to bridge the wide gulfs that currently exist between basic science research and clinical medicine.Biomedical sciences faculty in the school have robust research programs in such areas as neurodevelopmental, neuroinflammatory and neurode-generative disorders, traumatic brain injury, parasitic infections, intestinal bowel disease, metabolic and neuroendocrine control of fertility, tumor cell biology, vaccine development, and immune responses to viral infections.

This outstanding base is being expanded with additional faculty in the bio-medical sciences and clinical sciences with the goals of establishing new  translational/clinical research programs and building research expertise in population-based health outcomes, prevention and wellness, health services and health disparities.


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