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Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS)

We like to say "your breakthrough in science starts here." With more than $40 million in annual external funding supporting an impressive array of biomedical research programs and projects, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 2:1, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences offers students an exceptional opportunity for hands-on scientific discovery.

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The graduate faculty comprises about 90 individuals, most of whom direct ongoing, externally-funded, state-of-the-art research programs. Current projects focus on

  • Cardiovascular Disease,
  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Regulation of gene expression
  • Cell signaling
  • Embryological development.

Students and Academics

We are able to offer our students excellent physical resources due to the generous contributions of donors, like you.

  • Research laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art investigative equipment, providing capacity for advanced research techniques, including mass spectrometry, in vivo physiological monitoring, and gas or liquid (HPLC) chromatography.
  • Our Comparative Medicine Facility (accredited by the prestigious Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care), provides excellent housing and husbandry for research animals.
  • Scholarships allow more than 150 students pursuing a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in one of our scientific disciplines to follow their dreams without the burden of debt.