Biomedical Science Graduate Program

Research Tracks

Research Tracks
  • Bioinformatics and Proteomics/Genomics, BRIM Center of Excellence 
    Bioinformatics, also called computational biology, is a rapidly growing field that underlies all of biomedical science. It includes many basic approaches, from finding patterns in DNA sequences to analyzing complex datasets (that might seek to integrate transcription and proteomic patterns with metabolic ones). Our program is geared to students with limited computer science backgrounds, but appropriate projects are available for those with stronger pre-existing skills.

  • Cell and Cancer Biology 

    The Cell and Cancer Biology (CAB) track takes an integrated approach to training the next generation of cancer researchers by developing both depth and breadth of knowledge in cancer biology. Through course work aimed at understanding the molecular nature of cancer and mentored research in cancer biology disciplines, graduates will be equipped with both the scientific expertise and cutting-edge research skills to make important contributions in the fight against a disease that affects the lifespan and quality of life of millions of individuals.

  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology

    The Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) track is dedicated to the fight against infectious pathogens that remain major causes of human diseases and to the study of defective or excessive immune responses that cause many other disorders, including cancer, autoimmune disease, and allergic disease.  Students in the MMI track explore the relationships between microbial pathogens and their human hosts and examine the nature of host defense systems against environmental insults. 

  • Molecular Medicine

    The Molecular Medicine (MOME) track trains students to conduct research on the genetics and pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension and atherosclerosis, and diabetes, obesity, fatty liver disease, and infertility.  The track emphasizes the translation of basic science research to the clinic. By fostering research on these diseases, which constitute the major causes of death in the US, this track prepares its graduates for active and independent research careers. 

  • Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders

    The combination of modern neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, proteomic and genetic techniques is transforming both our ability to examine and to understand the nervous system. Ongoing research by the faculty in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders graduate program is providing insights into neurotransmission, development and plasticity of the nervous system, regeneration and repair following neural damage, the basis of neuropsychiatric disorders and behavior.


Last Updated: 1/24/23