Bridging the gap between science research & clinical medicine

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Ph.D. Program


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.


Prospective students: for assistance with admissions questions, contact Biomedical Sciences Admissions via email at

Current BMSC students: for assistance with course registration, program requirements, and fellowship and employment matters (TAships/GSRs), contact the Student Services Advisor or visit the office at 1143 Webber Hall.

Phone: (951) 827-4540

To schedule a virtual advising appointment, visit the advising bookings link.