PiBS: Program in Biomedical Sciences

Physiology Microbiology Pathology Oral Biology Immunology Nutrition & Metabolism Genetics And Genomics Biophysics Molecular Medicine Biochemistry

Boston University’s Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) offers training towards the PhD degree by integrating the foundations of interdisciplinary biomedical research with focused investigation and preparation for career advancement.

In the first year PhD students will participate in the Foundations in Biomedical Sciences (FiBS) core curriculum as well as have the opportunity to select elective courses focused on area-specific interests.  Additionally, trainees will have the opportunity to experience laboratory rotations and engage in journal clubs and research seminars.  Trainees will work closely with a faculty advisor in the development of an individual plan that will be tailored to serve specific research and professional goals.  After selection of a laboratory, students will join the program/department with which the mentor is affiliated and continue advanced studies towards candidacy.

Departments & Programs

Biochemistry/ Genetics & Genomics/ Immunology Training/ Microbiology

Molecular & Translational Medicine/ Nutrition & Metabolism/ Oral Biology

Pathology/ Physiology & Biophysics

Research Opportunities

We enjoy funding from the National Institutes of Health to support training in specific areas including but not limited to: Addiction Science, Aging, Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Biology, Inflammatory Disorders, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Obesity, Pathogenesis, Pulmonary Biology and Immunology.

The application portal for PiBS opens September 2014 and closes on December 1, 2014.

For more information, please contact kay416@bu.edu