How Themes Work for You

The Graduate Biomedical Sciences program specializes in eight interdisciplinary themes that provide an enhanced scientific and professional preparation program for students aspiring towards a career in biomedical sciences. Themes provide discipline-specific training and opportunities for smaller-scale connections within the overall community.

Students select a theme upon application but have access to faculty and courses from across GBS, allowing for flexibility in both research and academics. During the first year students complete a series of core courses, theme-specific courses, and three lab rotations, which are designed to give a practical introduction to research and to help them choose a faculty mentor.  Students can rotate in any faculty lab, regardless of theme.

BSSB

BSSB

Biochemistry, Structural, and Stem Cell Biology
CANB

CANB

Cancer Biology
CMDB

CMDB

Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology
GGB

GGB

Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics
IMM

IMM

Immunology
MIC

MIC

Microbiology
NESC

NESC

Neuroscience
PBMM

PBMM

Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine

Questions?

Each theme has a list of contacts that can answer questions. You can find these contacts on each theme page.