Concentration Overview

Our students will prepare for careers as biomedical research scholars through a specialized curriculum emphasizing a research experiences with our faculty mentors in who lead highly active research laboratories. Biomedical and health sciences (BHSc) faculty engage in biomedical research focused on topics such as cell biology, cancer, genomics, immunology, and infectious diseases.

Areas of Focus

Graduate students in this concentration may focus on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Cell signaling
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Infectious diseases and immunology
  • Genomics
  • Genetics
  • Metabolism


Students work with their academic advisor, research mentors, and committee to design and complete 3 of the 4 required Ph.D. research rotations in the department of BHSc or related field. This provides students with an opportunity to work in depth on multiple projects relevant to current BHSc theories and methodologies.