Program in Biomedical Sciences

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Boston University’s Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) provides rigorous training towards a PhD degree by integrating the foundations of interdisciplinary biomedical research with focused investigation and preparation for career advancement. PiBS offers first-year students the opportunity to explore a variety of research areas over the course of three laboratory rotations along with a core curriculum to help determine the direction of their PhD focus.

The degree granting programs within PiBS are:

Biochemistry | Biophysics |Genetics & Genomics |  Microbiology | Molecular & Translational Medicine | Nutrition & Metabolism | Orofacial & Skeletal Biology | Pathology | Physiology

In addition, students can participate in the Immunology Training Program, ultimately earning their degrees within either the Microbiology or Pathology program.

Please note: The admissions cycle for Fall 2024 admission is now closed.

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