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Ph.D. Programs and Faculty

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Find a Mentor tool

Meet the faculty and mentors

Our Find a Mentor tool allows you to sort and find a mentor based on your research interests. You’re able to follow your mentor throughout the course of his or her research, no matter what direction it takes.

Explore the graduate programs

Aspiring biomedical scientists must acquire a broad background of knowledge and expertise, as well as develop in-depth understanding of their primary area of research interest.

During your graduate studies, you’ll discover a unique research training environment of academic inquiry and scientific discovery, combined with exceptional intellectual and technological resources designed to help you achieve your highest scientific career goals.


Our Ph.D. Program in biomedical science offers eight areas of specialization, known as tracks. Learn more about the ways you can specialize during your graduate studies.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and structural biology, cell biology and genetics, cancer biology

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Biomedical Engineering and Physiology

Biomechanics, biomedical imaging, molecular biophysics, physiology

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Clinical and Translational Science

Laboratory-based, patient-based and population-based translational science

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Mechanisms of immunity and inflammation, immune-mediated disease, vaccines and immune-based therapies, regenerative immunity

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Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Cancer biology and therapy, regenerative medicine, pharmacogenomics and genetics, drug discovery, neurobiology and genetics of addiction, cardiovascular biology and therapy

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Neurodegeneration, neuroregeneration, neurogenetics, neuroengineering, neuroimaging

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Regenerative Sciences

Regenerative diagnostics and therapeutics, molecular and cell biology, biomedical engineering, translational science

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Virology and Gene Therapy

Molecular biology of viruses, mechanisms of virus-host interactions, gene therapy, oncolytic virotherapy, cancer immunotherapy, vaccine development, tissue and genetic engineering using viruses