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 nationally in innovation impact (George W. Bush Institute and the Opus Faveo Innovation Development consulting firm 2021)

UF is #3 nationally in best universities for tech transfer (Milken Institute)

UF is #5 nationally in PhDs awarded in Biological, Biomedical, and Health Sciences (Survey of Earned Doctorates 2020)

Why should YOU choose BMS?

Community

In this video, Ph.D. candidates Xzavier Solone (Cancer Biology), Sid Gupte (Immunology and Microbiology) and Gabriela Peguero Kushner (Molecular Cell Biology) discuss how their experiences getting involved in the Graduate Student Organization and the larger Gainesville community will help them grow as scientists

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Discovery

In this video, University of Florida Ph.D. candidates Victoria Leroy (Pharmacology) and Tristan Grams (Immunology and Microbiology) discuss the curriculum structure of the College of Medicine’s Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences and how the program offers opportunities for collaboration and professional development.

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Achievement

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Florida offers a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences with specialized training options. The program is supported by an academic health center which includes six health science colleges, numerous institutes and centers and world-class faculty.

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Student Resources

Students

New and current Students, click here for information and resources including reporting forms, directory, and health and wellness

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Concentrations

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

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Faculty

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

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Research

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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Admissions

Ready to set benchmarks in biomedical research training in our graduate program? Ready to become a Gator?

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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

COVID Vaccine and Testing Resources for Students

UF Health’s Coronavirus website with information regarding vaccine availability, testing and FAQs

Contact

Question, comment, request? We’re happy to help.

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BMS IN THE NEWS!

mEDICAL GUILD 2022

Eight recognized in 2022 Medical Guild graduate student research competition

Adithya Gopinath selected as winner, gold award recipient for Parkinson’s disease work

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bms student shout out!

Julien Habif receives NIH Fellowship

Julien Habif, a PhD candidate in the lab of Jeffrey Martens, PhD and member of the Pharmacology and Therapeutics concentration received a highly competitive NIH F31 Fellowship to study a role of ARL13B in the control of OSN innervation of the olfactory bulb

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Louise Ball wins 2022 American Society for Microbiology award

Louise Ball, a PhD Candidate in the lab of Tony Maurelli, PhD, received the William Safraneck Award for Best Presentation at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Florida branch of the American Society for Microbiology. The meeting was held in St. Augustine, FL., from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27. The title of her talk was “Neisseria gonorrhoeae drives Chlamydia trachomatis into an aberrant state during in vitro co-infection.”

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Mollie Huber receives NIH Fellowship

Mollie Huber, a PhD Candidate in the lab of Mark Atkinson, PhD and member of the Immunology and Microbiology concentration recevied a highly competitive NIH/NIDDK Fellowship to investigate type 1 diabetes pathogenesis using the live pancreas tissue slice platform

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Caitlin Baumer-Harrison receives NIH Fellowship

Caitlin Baumer-Harrison, a PhD Candidate in the lab of Annette de Kloet and member of the Physiology concentration received a highly competitive NIH/NHLBI Fellowship to study gustatory and interoceptive regulation of hypertension

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Natalie Johnson receives NIH Fellowship

Natalie Johnson, a PhD candidate in the lab of Dan Wesson, PhD and member of the Pharmacology concentration received a highly competitive NIH Fellowship to investigate the olfactory mechanisms supporting attraction to e-cigarette odors

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Shanan Emmanuel receives AAW NSF Emerging STEM Scholar Award

Shanan Emmanuel, a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. McKenna and a member of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology concentration was awarded the Association for Academic Women’s (AAW) NSF Emerging STEM Scholar Award, supported by Dr. Aysegul Gunduz’s National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award.

Shanan Emmanuel receives AAW NSF Emerging STEM Scholar Award

Natalie Atyeo receives NIH Fellowship

Natalie Atyeo, a DMD/PhD Candidate in the lab of Bernadette Papp, PhD and member of the Immunology and Microbiology concentration received a highly competitive NIH/NIDCR Fellowship to study the forkhead factor regulation in oral viral infection

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Adithya Gopinath MBI Rising Star

Adithya Gopinath, a PhD Candidate in the lab of Habibeh Khoshbouei, PhD, and Wolfgang Streit, PhD is featured in the MBI Rising Star series. Adithya’s research explores the connection between the brain and the peripheral immune system in people with Parkinson’s disease

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Tiffany Frey receives NIH Fellowship

Tiffany Frey, a PhD Candidate in the lab of Michael McIntosh, PhD and member of the Immunology and Microbiology concentration received a highly competitive NIH/NIDCR Fellowship to study Epstein-Barr virus and B-cell co-opted functions of the endogenous retrovirus envelope protein, Synctin-1

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Seung (James) Jang receives NIH Fellowship

Seung Jang, a DMD-PhD candidate in the lab of Zsolt Toth, PhD, and member of the Immunology and Microbiology concentration received a highly competitive NIH/NIDCR Fellowship to investigate gene regulatory role of vIRF1 in KSHV infection

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Jonathan Larochelle receives AHA Fellowship

Jon Larochelle, a PhD Candidate in the lab of Eduardo Candelario, PhD and member of the Pharmacology concentration recently received a highly competitive American Heart Fellowship to study Characterizing the neuroprotective effects of Ripk2 deficiency in experimental ischemic stroke

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Debra Brunson receives AHA Fellowship

Debra Brunson, a PhD Candidate in the lab of Jose Lemos, PhD and member of the Immunology and Microbiology concentration received a highly competitive American Heart Association Fellowship to study the significance of iron homeostasis to the pathophysiology of Enterococcus faecalis infective endocarditis
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BMS FACULTY SPOTLIGHT!

Remembering Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D

The late Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D., a Center for Structural Biology director who advanced discovery and guided the next generation, was honored posthumously with the first distinguished research mentoring award given in her name on the College of Medicine Celebration of Research.

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Welcome Dean Stedman!

Dr. Nicole Stedman assumed the helm of the UF Graduate School as Associate Provost and Dean on June 1, 2021. She succeeds Dr. Henry T. Frierson, who headed the Graduate School for 14 years.

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Improving immunotherapy as a cancer treatment

BMS faculty member Dr. Elias Sayour and his UFHealth team have found a way to make a ‘hot tumor,’ improving immunotherapy as a cancer treatment

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Study shows artificial intelligence’s potential to predict dementia

BMS faculty member Dr. Adam Woods and collaborators discover a form of artificial intelligence combined with MRI scans of the brain has the potential to predict whether people with a specific type of early memory loss will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia.

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BMS RESEARCH LANDSCAPE!

UF College of Medicine Research News

Research spotlight: Innovative immunotherapy for malignant brain tumors

Research spotlight: The biological clock and its potential clinical applications

Courses in technical skills for AI in medicine coming soon

UF College of Medicine celebrates second annual Gratitude Day