Setting Benchmarks

The mission of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is to provide a predoctoral educational experience that will train experimentalists and scholars for a wide range of careers.

UF is #1 in African American doctoral graduations (Survey of Earned Doctorates 2017)

UF is #4 in Hispanic/Latinx American doctoral graduations (Survey of Earned Doctorates 2017)

UF is #7 in overall doctoral graduations (Survey of Earned Doctorates 2016)

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The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Florida features eight concentrations of study.



Get to know the faculty of the eight basic sciences departments.



The College of Medicine leads UF in research awards ($310.9 million in Fiscal Year 2020). Learn more about numerous training opportunities to expand your research portfolio and fund your academic pursuits.



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Medical Guild Awards and Accomplishments

We host several spring competitions, including the Medical Guild Research Symposium, the Advancement to Candidacy, and Education Initiative Award.

Medical Guild - Advancement to Candidacy award recipients, Medical Guild members, and Dr. Rowe


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Research landscape

Ariel Walker is our latest MBI Rising Star. Her research focuses on the interaction between early tau protein abnormalities and amyloid beta proteins in the brain
Dr. David Ostrov explains that certain compounds may block coronavirus from cells

bms student shoutout!

Mai Tanaka-Wakefield receives AACR Scholar-in-Training award

Scholar-in-Training Awards are competitive and are presented to those with high-quality abstracts and applications to support their attendance to the AACR Annual Meeting 2021


Ariel Walker- MBI Rising Star

Her research focuses on the interaction between early tau protein abnormalities and amyloid beta proteins in the brain, with the hope of identifying approaches to slow or prevent Alzheimer’s.


‘Lighting the intellectual flame’

2021 Distinguished Lecture Series

BMS student, Laura Falceto-Font organizes the 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Rafael Yuste


Victoria Leroy Named 2021 ASPET Fellow

Victoria Leroy, a 2nd year student in Dr. Ashish Sharma’s laboratory and the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Concentration.


Jordan Bateman obtains prestigious NIH-F31 Fellowship

Jordan Bateman, a PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Erica Levitt and the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Concentration obtains an NIH-F31 to study opioid-sensitive KF neurons

Alejandro Albizu obtains prestigious NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship

Alejandro Albizu, a PhD student in the lab of Dr. Adam Woods obtains an NSF-GRP


Welcome Dean Koch!

Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine, becoming the 10th dean and the first woman to hold the appointment in the college’s 64-year history.


Could the immune system be key to Alzheimer’s disease?

Increasing evidence suggests that chronic inflammation takes a toll on the brain over the course of a lifetime


Jennifer Bizon, PhD, named chair of Department of Neuroscience

University of Florida neuroscientist Jennifer Bizon, Ph.D., an expert in brain aging, has been named chair of the UF College of Medicine’s department of neuroscience.


Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D, Scholarship Fund

The Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D., Scholarship Fund has been established to honor Dr. Agbandje-McKenna and her belief that everyone should pay it forward.


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UF College of Medicine Research News

UF Health researchers join global effort to track COVID-19 pandemic and others in future

UF creates antibacterial agents to help eradicate antibiotic-resistant bacteria

AI technique reveals dysfunctional gut microbiome bacteria’s role in depression and high blood pressure

Disclaimer: The images on these page were taken prior to the national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing.