PhD IBBS

Doctoral Degree in Integrative Biology-Biomedical Science Ph.D. Requirements

Completion of the Biomedical Science concentration within the Integrative Biology program provides students with advanced knowledge and research experience in the biomedical science field. The IBBS curriculum focuses strongly on both knowledge-based and experimental-based biomedical science courses and teaches the student appropriate scientific methodology. Students who complete the IBBS concentration develop the skills and expertise they need to succeed both within and outside academia. IBBS faculty are active experts in their respective biomedical science fields and support development of the students’ research in the areas of Genomics and Precision Medicine, Human Genetics; Cancer Biology and Prevention; Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Disease; HIV/AIDS Mechanisms and Treatments; Respiratory Physiology and Biophysics; Age-Related Eye Diseases including Cataract and Age-Related Macular Degeneration; Breast Cancer Mechanisms and Therapy; Cardiometabolic Risk in Psychiatry; Huntington’s Disease Mechanisms; Alzheimer’s Disease Mechanisms and Therapy; Vaccine Development; Osteoarthritis Prevention and Treatment; Prostate Cancer Mechanisms; Reducing Premature Death and Disability from Heart Attacks and Stroke; Restrictive Cardiomyopathy Mechanisms; Childhood Malaria Mechanisms and Therapy Development in Children and others.

The Biomedical Science concentration falls under the umbrella of the Integrative Biology major and students accepted to the concentration are subject to all Integrative Biology policies and regulations as well as additional regulations that are specific to the concentration. 

Participants in the Integrative Biology Ph.D. Program are also eligible to complete an en passant Master's degree (along the way).  Additional information about Integrative Biology concentration options and the Master's Along the Way (MALW) option can be found here.