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Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers unique training experiences that develop biomedical scientists, educators, and innovators whose leadership will change the world.

Embedded in a top academic medical center, you’ll experience research opportunities unlike anywhere else — generating new knowledge and forever changing the face of science and medicine.

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Ph.D. Program

Find an environment of academic inquiry and scientific discovery, combined with intellectual and technological resources designed to help you achieve your highest scientific career goals. Choose from eight specialty tracks.

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M.D.-Ph.D. Program

Train as a physician-scientist who excels both at the bedside and in the laboratory. Collaborate with our 270+ scientific faculty on basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiological research.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Immerse yourself in a research lab and work alongside established scientists to build your skills in this summer-long program for college students considering biomedical research careers.

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Inspired by a father’s experience: Four sisters pursue healthcare careers at Mayo Clinic
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Inspired by a father’s experience: Four sisters pursue healthcare careers at Mayo Clinic

June 18, 2024

Growing up, the Bardwell sisters — Hannah, Lydia, Abby, and Birdie — had front-row seats to the healthcare system. Their father was paralyzed in a construction accident. After witnessing the important role his care teams played in his life, each of the sisters decided to pursue a career in healthcare.

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Ph.D. graduates share experience tackling heart disease research in Mayo Clinic laboratories
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Ph.D. graduates share experience tackling heart disease research in Mayo Clinic laboratories

June 4, 2024

Damian Di Florio, Ph.D. and Danielle Beetler, Ph.D., 2024 graduates of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, share their experiences in translational research as members of a cardiovascular disease lab at Mayo Clinic.

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The future is now: Graduates awarded M.D., master’s, Ph.D. degrees at Mayo Clinic commencement
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The future is now: Graduates awarded M.D., master’s, Ph.D. degrees at Mayo Clinic commencement

May 23, 2024

Over the past week, Mayo Clinic celebrated the achievements of new physicians and scientists at graduation ceremonies in Florida, Arizona and Minnesota.

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Zack Aibaidula: Reflecting on the journey from shepherd to neurosurgeon-scientist
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Zack Aibaidula: Reflecting on the journey from shepherd to neurosurgeon-scientist

May 15, 2024

When Abudumijiti (Zack) Aibaidula walks across the stage to receive his Ph.D. at Mayo Clinic's commencement ceremony, he will mark the next stage in a remarkable educational journey. He shares his story and deep gratitude to Mayo Clinic and the mentors who have helped shape his career.

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Joanina Gicobi, Ph.D.: Making discoveries in immunology and cancer
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Joanina Gicobi, Ph.D.: Making discoveries in immunology and cancer

May 8, 2024

As Joanina Gicobi, Ph.D., nears the end of her research education and graduates this May, she shares her research journey, lessons she learned along the way, and hopes for the future.

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2024 Commencement announced: Dates, speakers, and more
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2024 Commencement announced: Dates, speakers, and more

May 1, 2024

Commencement ceremonies are quickly approaching for M.D. and Ph.D. students across our three Mayo Clinic campuses. Learn more about event dates, times, speakers, and more.

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Women's History Month: Graduate school leader shares perspective on women in science
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Women's History Month: Graduate school leader shares perspective on women in science

March 8, 2024

During Women's History Month this March and in honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, we share the perspective of women leaders at Mayo Clinic on the challenges some women face in scientific careers. Evette Radisky, Ph.D., associate dean of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Florida, and professor of cancer biology and pharmacology, gives her experiences.

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Black History Month: Ph.D. student shares story of belonging at Mayo Clinic
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Black History Month: Ph.D. student shares story of belonging at Mayo Clinic

February 19, 2024

During Black History Month, Black learners share their experiences of empathy, support, and belonging at Mayo Clinic. This story features Taylor Andrews, a predoctoral student at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

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Phase Transitions: Exploring a new approach to treating heart disease
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Phase Transitions: Exploring a new approach to treating heart disease

January 22, 2024

"Phase Transitions" is a series in which students who are near the end of their Ph.D. training at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences talk about their research journeys, lessons learned and hopes for the future.

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Ph.D. candidate shares a passion for biomedical engineering with young students
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Ph.D. candidate shares a passion for biomedical engineering with young students

January 3, 2024

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. candidate Katy Lydon recently won a $5,000 prize through a National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering contest aimed at introducing biomedical engineering concepts to middle schoolers.

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Graduate Student Research Symposium celebrates research at Mayo Clinic
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Graduate Student Research Symposium celebrates research at Mayo Clinic

October 2, 2023

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, in collaboration with the Graduate Student Association, held the 2023 Student Research Symposium on September 8 to recognize ongoing research at Mayo Clinic.

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Phase transitions: Ph.D. students advance cancer research
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Phase transitions: Ph.D. students advance cancer research

September 1, 2023

In this article series, students who are near the end of their Ph.D. training at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences talk about their research journeys, lessons learned, and hopes for the future.

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The origins of Mayo Clinic’s M.D.-Ph.D. program in the words of our early leaders, students
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The origins of Mayo Clinic’s M.D.-Ph.D. program in the words of our early leaders, students

August 21, 2023

Leaders and students from the early years of Mayo's M.D.-Ph.D. program share their recollections on the program in its infancy and how it grew to become a respected program despite some early and unexpected roadblocks.

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High school and college students engage with Mayo Clinic through summer programs
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High school and college students engage with Mayo Clinic through summer programs

July 18, 2023

Summertime is ideal for exploring possible life paths. During the summer, Mayo Clinic offers multiple pathway programs for high school and college students interested in various types of careers in biomedical research, medicine, and health sciences.

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Phase transitions: Ph.D. students advance research through community engagement and DNA-based tools
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Phase transitions: Ph.D. students advance research through community engagement and DNA-based tools

June 16, 2023

In this article series, students who are near the end of their Ph.D. training at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences talk about their research journeys, lessons learned, and hopes for the future.

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Musical written by Ph.D. student sings the praises of nurses
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Musical written by Ph.D. student sings the praises of nurses

June 9, 2023

"Broadway Nurse: A Musical Reading," written and composed by Ph.D. student Sam Buchl, traces the story of two people who have followed their dreams while being of service to others.

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Phase transitions: Ph.D. students explore real-time seizure detection and antibiotic resistance
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Phase transitions: Ph.D. students explore real-time seizure detection and antibiotic resistance

June 2, 2023

In this article series, students who are near the end of their Ph.D. training at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences talk about their research journeys, lessons learned, and hopes for the future.

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Commencement 2023 comes to a close with ceremonies in Arizona and Minnesota
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Commencement 2023 comes to a close with ceremonies in Arizona and Minnesota

May 22, 2023

Mayo Clinic's commencement celebrations came to a close this May with the final ceremony in Rochester after ceremonies in Arizona and Florida were held earlier in the month. We wish congratulations and best of luck to all of the graduates.

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As commencement approaches, Ph.D. graduates share the path to their degree
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As commencement approaches, Ph.D. graduates share the path to their degree

May 12, 2023

This article series features the work of graduate students as they near the end of their Ph.D. training at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Students share their research journeys, lessons they learned along the way, and their hopes for the future.

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Details announced for Mayo Clinic class of 2023 commencement ceremonies
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Details announced for Mayo Clinic class of 2023 commencement ceremonies

May 8, 2023

Commencement 2023 at Mayo Clinic celebrates graduating medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota) and graduating Ph.D. students from Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Minnesota). Learn more about ceremony details, speakers, and how you can tune in live.

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Women's History Month: Recognizing women leaders and mentors at Mayo Clinic
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Women's History Month: Recognizing women leaders and mentors at Mayo Clinic

March 31, 2023

Women pioneers of medicine helped shape Mayo Clinic in its early years and today, women leaders across departments and specialties are shaping Mayo Clinic's future and the future of medicine. Learn more about these amazing women as we end Women's History Month this March.

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Physician scientist-in-training studies the route from well-being to being well
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Physician scientist-in-training studies the route from well-being to being well

December 29, 2022

Throughout her training to become an M.D.-Ph.D. physician-scientist, Catherine “Kit” Knier has been interested in wide-ranging approaches that improve health. But during the Ph.D. component of her education in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, her research turned to an unexpected topic: a scientific study of happiness and resilience.

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Graduate students celebrate journey to becoming a scientist at Mayo Clinic Student Research Symposium
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Graduate students celebrate journey to becoming a scientist at Mayo Clinic Student Research Symposium

September 28, 2022

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences brought together more than 300 students from across the organization in early September for its annual Student Research Symposium.

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Student researcher teaches biomedical community about blindness – and life
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Student researcher teaches biomedical community about blindness – and life

September 19, 2022

Charlotte Brown has been visually impaired since birth and blind since age 14. As a scientist-in-training, she faces her research goals with the same approach as all the other activities she loves to do. "I run on a full tank of stubbornness, always," she says.

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Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship: A summer of exploration and lifelong takeaways
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Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship: A summer of exploration and lifelong takeaways

August 23, 2022

Curious about what it's like to work in a basic science lab, Yak Nak, a first-year medical student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, signed on to be part of Mayo Clinic's Summer Research Fellowship.

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Discovery science contest winners in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
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Discovery science contest winners in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

July 7, 2022

Across Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, discovery science thrives. To showcase this rich ecosystem of labs, clinical collaborations, technologies, and classes, the Center for Biomedical Discovery invited students, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates to share their enthusiasm for discovery science in words and images. Learn about the contest winners.

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Mayo Clinic students help take research beyond the lab and into space
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Mayo Clinic students help take research beyond the lab and into space

May 31, 2022

On Friday, April 8, the first all-civilian flight to the International Space Station lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Mayo Clinic research was on board this historic mission to space. Larry Connor, a Mayo Clinic benefactor and CEO of The Connor Group, made history as he piloted the flight. He and his crew took part in research projects for Mayo Clinic during the 10-day Axiom Space flight.

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Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science to celebrate historic commencement with joint ceremony
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Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science to celebrate historic commencement with joint ceremony

May 20, 2022

Mayo Clinic is celebrating the next generation of physicians and scientists. In a joint ceremony on Sunday, May 22, students will receive degrees conferred by Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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2022 Ph.D. graduate looks ahead to a promising research career
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2022 Ph.D. graduate looks ahead to a promising research career

May 17, 2022

Lee Peyton, Ph.D., wanted to become a scientist since he was a kid watching Bill Nye the Science Guy conduct experiments on TV. But when he first set foot on a Mayo Clinic campus, fresh from college with a microbiology degree, Dr. Peyton had no vision of the type of research career he wanted. Read his story as he prepares to graduate from Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on Sunday, May 22.

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Pathway programs bridge the gap for underrepresented students in health care
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Pathway programs bridge the gap for underrepresented students in health care

January 10, 2022

Mayo Clinic is making it possible for people from underrepresented communities to pursue careers in medicine, research and science, technology, engineering, and math, often referred to as STEM, through a number of programs. The Office for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has designed 24 pathway programs for students from diverse backgrounds to explore and prepare for clinical and nonclinical health care careers.

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From pediatric patient to promising researcher: Ph.D. student in regenerative sciences
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From pediatric patient to promising researcher: Ph.D. student in regenerative sciences

January 3, 2022

When Delaney Liskey was 11, a mysterious temporary loss of eyesight triggered what would become a vision for patient-driven research that integrates personal experience and scientific inquiry. Thirteen years later, Liskey is part of the inaugural class of the Regenerative Sciences Ph.D. track in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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Mayo Clinic graduate students tackle research on obesity and fatty liver disease
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Mayo Clinic graduate students tackle research on obesity and fatty liver disease

September 16, 2021

Destiny Schultz earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University of Minnesota. Scott Johnson earned his in biology and chemistry at Concordia University in Nebraska. Now, as students in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences both are benefiting from a training grant that directly links research to patient care.

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Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences celebrates students at 2021 commencement
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Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences celebrates students at 2021 commencement

September 13, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 11, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held its first independent commencement in honor of 2020 and 2021 graduates. Until this year, its Ph.D. students shared a commencement with M.D. graduates from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This year's event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recent Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences alumni led to public service
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Recent Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences alumni led to public service

September 7, 2021

As students prepare to graduate from Mayo Clinic School of Biomedical Sciences on Saturday, Sept., 11, 2021, we share the experiences of recent graduates as they reflect on the impact that medical research has on society and how their training led them to public service.

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Speakers announced for Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences commencement on Sept. 11, 2021
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Speakers announced for Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences commencement on Sept. 11, 2021

August 31, 2021

Anthony Fauci, M.D., and Franklyn Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D., are to be keynote speakers at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences commencement, which will be held virtually on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

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College of Medicine and Science recognizes outstanding educators, students, and fellows
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College of Medicine and Science recognizes outstanding educators, students, and fellows

July 23, 2021

See who won Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science's 2021 awards for outstanding educators, students, residents, and fellows.

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Mayo Clinic M.D.-Ph.D. Program graduate charts a career path blending science with patient care
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Mayo Clinic M.D.-Ph.D. Program graduate charts a career path blending science with patient care

July 20, 2021

It was a day 10 years in the making for Jacqueline Zayas. On a Sunday afternoon in late May, surrounded by classmates and a contingent of her loved ones, Dr. Zayas officially earned her medical degree as part of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine’s class of 2021.

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Meet my research: Lindy Pence
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Meet my research: Lindy Pence

May 19, 2021

The 'Meet My Research' series aims to showcase the research our students are involved with and the labs where they work. Join us as we go into the lab, introduce you to some of our learners, and interview them about what they're up to with their research and experience at Mayo Clinic!

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Mayo Clinic student named one of thirty 2021 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellows
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Mayo Clinic student named one of thirty 2021 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellows

May 17, 2021

Nazanin Yeganeh Kazemi, an M.D./Ph.D. student in the Immunology track at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, was named a 2021 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow. This prestigious award is given to just 30 immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate education in the U.S.

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Awards recognize outstanding fellows, residents in Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
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Awards recognize outstanding fellows, residents in Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

April 15, 2021

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education has announced the 2020 recipients of the Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award and the Barbara Bush Distinguished Fellowship Award.

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Meet my research: Joana Efua Aggrey Fynn
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Meet my research: Joana Efua Aggrey Fynn

April 8, 2021

The 'Meet My Research' series aims to showcase the research our students are involved with and the labs where they work. Join us as we go into the lab, introduce you to some of our learners, and interview them about what they're up to with their research and experience at Mayo Clinic!

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Meet my research: Ismail Can
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Meet my research: Ismail Can

April 8, 2021

The 'Meet My Research' series aims to showcase the research our students are involved with and the labs where they work. Join us as we go into the lab, introduce you to some of our learners, and interview them about what they're up to with their research and experience at Mayo Clinic!

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Meet my research: Luz Milbeth Cumba Garcia
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Meet my research: Luz Milbeth Cumba Garcia

April 8, 2021

The 'Meet My Research' series aims to showcase the research our students are involved with and the labs where they work. Join us as we go into the lab, introduce you to some of our learners, and interview them about what they're up to with their research and experience at Mayo Clinic!

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Meet my research: Taylor Weiskittel
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Meet my research: Taylor Weiskittel

April 8, 2021

The 'Meet My Research' series aims to showcase the research our students are involved with and the labs where they work. Join us as we go into the lab, introduce you to some of our learners, and interview them about what they're up to with their research and experience at Mayo Clinic!

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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to hold virtual information sessions
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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to hold virtual information sessions

February 12, 2021

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will host virtual information sessions from now through April for prospective students interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences.

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Alumni story: Heba Abseh, HTL(ASCP)
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Alumni story: Heba Abseh, HTL(ASCP)

February 10, 2021

Meet the alumni of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. This series aims to showcase where our students go after graduation, their accomplishments, and how they use their education to make an impact in their communities!

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Regenerative sciences students show resilience despite research disruptions due to COVID-19
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Regenerative sciences students show resilience despite research disruptions due to COVID-19

December 13, 2020

Adjusting to the many challenges of a global pandemic is one lesson regenerative sciences students didn’t expect to learn while training at Mayo Clinic this year. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted plans and made classes transition to an online format, our students developed patience, persistence, flexibility, and, most of all, resilience. Three regenerative sciences students share how they were able to turn adversity into opportunity.

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Reflecting back and looking forward: Mayo Clinic graduates are ready to shape the future of medicine
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Reflecting back and looking forward: Mayo Clinic graduates are ready to shape the future of medicine

August 17, 2020

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science graduates Dr. Somaira Nowsheen, Dr. Rosalie Sterner, and Sinibaldo Rafael Romero Arocha are poised to succeed among the next generation of biomedical researchers.

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Federal funding for diversity training program renewed
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Federal funding for diversity training program renewed

March 19, 2020

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences announced this month that the competitive grant renewal proposal for its Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) will receive five years of funding through the National Institute of Health (NIH)

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"I have a vision of working at a global scale"
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"I have a vision of working at a global scale"

March 12, 2020

Essa Mohamed, Ph.D., plays a dual role as scientist and advocate trying to uncover and overcome the factors behind the disparity in liver disease in the United States and elsewhere.

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Graduate student spreads happiness to future classmates
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Graduate student spreads happiness to future classmates

March 3, 2020

Emma Goddery now participates in the interview process for Ph.D. candidates. She has come full circle, becoming one of the students who made such an impact on her three years ago.

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Breaking barriers for LGBTI students across Mayo Clinic
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Breaking barriers for LGBTI students across Mayo Clinic

January 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic students are leading the charge to break barriers for other LGBTI students, and to make sure they feel accepted and included while pursuing their studies at Mayo Clinic.

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Associate deans named for MCGSBS in Arizona and Florida
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Associate deans named for MCGSBS in Arizona and Florida

November 25, 2019

John Fryer, Ph.D., and Evette Radisky, Ph.D., have been named to the new associate dean positions for Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (MCGSBS) in Arizona and Florida respectively.

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MCGSBS names teachers of the year
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MCGSBS names teachers of the year

November 16, 2019

Dr. Lewis Roberts and Dr. Martin Fernandez-Zapico were recognized as 2019 Clinical and Translational Science Teachers of the Year.

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A Ph.D. thesis in a 3-minute nutshell
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A Ph.D. thesis in a 3-minute nutshell

November 12, 2019

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges Ph.D. students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience.

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Florida doctoral student receives Sage Bionetworks’ Young Investigator Award
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Florida doctoral student receives Sage Bionetworks’ Young Investigator Award

June 25, 2019

Sierra Walker has received the Sage Bionetworks’ 2019 Young Investigator Award. This award is given to early career individuals making an impact in their fields.

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Alumna slated to be next president of American Medical Women's Association
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Alumna slated to be next president of American Medical Women's Association

June 24, 2019

Congratulations to alumna Nicole P. Sandhu, M.D., Ph.D., who was installed as president-elect of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA).

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SURF fellows kick off 10 weeks of research
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SURF fellows kick off 10 weeks of research

May 28, 2019

Today marks the day 157 college students begin a 10-week research program known as the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). Fellows will spend the summer immersed in a research lab where they conduct a small research project or work on part of an ongoing research investigation.

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Stephen Ekker, Ph.D., named new dean of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
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Stephen Ekker, Ph.D., named new dean of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

May 23, 2019

Stephen Ekker, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, has been chosen as the dean of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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Brainwaves: Getting elementary kids psyched for science
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Brainwaves: Getting elementary kids psyched for science

May 1, 2019

You may expect to see Ph.D. and M.D. students working in the lab, studying from behemoth-sized textbooks, or working with patients, and not in local elementary schools, but that’s where several Ph.D. and M.D. students have been spending their time as part of the neuroscience education outreach program, Brainwaves.

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Peep this: Stephanie Anguiano-Zarate’s science-themed Peeps diorama
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Peep this: Stephanie Anguiano-Zarate’s science-themed Peeps diorama

April 19, 2019

Stephanie Anguiano-Zarate, a Clinical and Translational Science track student, created an entry for the Open Notebook’s science-themed Peeps diorama contest depicting her thesis project and won.

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Florida students share a pick-me-up at first wellness event
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Florida students share a pick-me-up at first wellness event

March 20, 2019

Jannifer Lee and Lindy Pence, Florida Graduate Student Association (GSA) reps, had been considering how to prevent burnout and to address poor mental health among grad students. With that goal in mind, they sought to plan an event that would give students a break from their lab and school activities for an afternoon during the workweek.

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How PREP can prep you for graduate school
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How PREP can prep you for graduate school

March 15, 2019

We took a few moments to talk with Luz Cumba-Garcia, a third-year Immunology Ph.D. student, who is an alumna of our Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). We wanted to hear what she learned from PREP and how it prepared her for earning her Ph.D. at Mayo Clinic.

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Mayo Clinic Doctoral Students Awarded Competitive Career Development Internship to AAAS Workshop
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Mayo Clinic Doctoral Students Awarded Competitive Career Development Internship to AAAS Workshop

February 15, 2019

Three doctoral students from Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tyler Bussian, Nazanin Yeganeh Kazemi, and Lindy Pence, are the recipients of a highly competitive Career Development Internship (CDI).

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