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Synergy in Science®

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is dedicated to the highest level of education and research. Our faculty, classrooms, and laboratories are drawn from two major institutions: MD Anderson and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), equipping the researchers of tomorrow with the education and training to turn discovery into life-saving solutions.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Classroom

THE IDEAL CHOICE FOR EDUCATION & TRAINING IN THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

The partnership creating MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) combines research from the top hospital fighting against cancer and a medical university studying major diseases that impact human health and quality of life. Under the tutelage of leading scientists, students study some of the most significant areas in biomedical science, including genetics, immunology, stem cells, neuroscience and cancer. Research expenditures of GSBS faculty totaled over $476 million, and combined, UTHealth and MD Anderson, ranked 25th amongst NIH research funded institutions.

2020 INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIPS


5

NIH F30

8

NIH F31

5

NIH F31 Diversity


$566,531 Totaling Per Year


LOCATED IN THE
WORLD’S LARGEST MEDICAL CENTER

Our graduate school offers the opportunity to learn from leading experts across health care fields in the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest life sciences destination in the world. With 106,000 employees, 61 institutions, and thousands of volunteers and patient visits, over 160,000 people visit the Texas Medical Center each day. Over the course of the year, the TMC campus welcomes more than 7.2 million visitors.

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Texas Medical Center
Researcher

RESEARCH THAT MAKES HISTORY

Guided by distinguished faculty at the forefront of their field, students conduct groundbreaking research that address health care’s most pressing needs. Our faculty have academic interests that span a wide breadth of basic and translational research areas. A true umbrella program, students can choose the program that most aligns with their interests. 

WHAT INTERESTS YOU

RESEARCH RETROSPECTIVE

EXPLORING THE
FINAL FRONTIER

Alumna Kristine Ferrone, PhD, has survived Mars – or a simulation of the Red Planet, anyway.

During her third year as Graduate School doctoral student in the Medical Physics graduate program, Ferrone  – who graduated in 2020, conducted research into radiation shielding that she believed could yield benefits for future astronaut pioneers exploring beyond low-Earth orbit, as well as cancer patients on Earth.

“Human space flight is what I’ve been doing my whole career," said Ferrone.

She hopes to be accepted into NASA’s astronaut program one day and expects the addition of a PhD to her qualifications to significantly increase her chances.

person in space suit
"The research I’m doing aims to reduce the cancer risk for astronauts from space radiation."


Kristine Ferrone, PhD
GSBS Alumna

Programs At a Glance

The strength of our faculty and the incredible resources found in the Texas Medical Center, provide cutting-edge research programs, a curriculum that develops scientific potential and critical/analytical thinking, and training that prepares our students for top positions across the biomedical workforce.

MS Programs


SPECIALIZED MS

INDIVIDUALIZED MS

INTRIGUED?

Do you have a question about GSBS, but you don’t know who to ask? Do you have feedback or concerns?

Please send your questions or comments to Talk2GSBS@uth.tmc.edu. Emails sent to this address will be forwarded to the relevant GSBS Dean, Associate Dean or staff member for rapid response and resolution.