Programs of Interest to MD/PhD Students

The programs listed below (with the exception of Public Health and History of Medicine) have joined together to form a new consortium called the Combined Programs in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), which consists of interest-based tracks that serve to organize research and training activities and provide students with flexible opportunities to study with and conduct thesis research with any of the more than 200 biological science faculty involved.

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular & Molecular Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Biology
  • Public Health
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Genetics
  • Immunobiology
  • History of Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
  • Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Pharmacology

Other doctoral programs of interest to students are offered in Chemistry, Engineering, Psychology and Sociology. Students normally pursue the Ph.D. in one of the biological science departments, but students interested in taking the joint degree in another department may do so, provided they can work out in advance with the Director an approved program.

For more in-depth information about these programs, come back for updated information in our Program Handbook (currently being updated).