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)

Important upcoming events!

46th Annual Medical Guild Research Awards Wednesday, April 14 from 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Each Biomedical Sciences advanced concentration nominates one graduate student for participation in this competition, which will consist of a 15-minute oral research presentation and a 5-minute Q&A session for each participant.

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

Graduate School Dean Candidate Presentations

Three finalists have been selected for the role of Dean, Graduate School and Associate Provost.
Each candidate’s schedule includes an open forum presentation and Q&A. Faculty, staff, students and stakeholders are invited to attend. The dates and times are listed below.

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Distinguished Lectures in Neurodegeneration and Developing Therapies

Monday, April 19 12-2PM. Presentations by Dr. Ben Cleveland and Dr. Melssa Gymrek. Zoom meeting:

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Students

Accepted Students 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 ($349 million in Fiscal Year 2018). 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

Contact

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

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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. Liu describes the research his team conducts and what they specifically hope to accomplish with Smith-Kingsmore syndrome in this short video

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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

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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.

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‘Lighting the intellectual flame’

2021 Distinguished Lecture Series

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

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Victoria Leroy Named 2021 ASPET Fellow

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

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BMS FACULTY SPOTLIGHT!

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.

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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

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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.

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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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COVID-19 UPDATES

AND INFORMATION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

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UF College of Medicine Research News

International research outlines early outcomes on lung transplantation for severe COVID-19

UF College of Medicine to host annual Celebration of Diversity Week virtually

Hundreds of University of Florida students to be part of landmark study on COVID-19 spread

UF study: Silent MRSA carriers have twice the mortality rate of adults without the bacteria

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