PhD Program at Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Kansas City, MO)

Our graduate school offers an innovative research-intensive PhD program that combines excellent faculty and world class laboratories with cutting edge technology centers.  Our initial PhD graduates are already moving on to top notch positions around the world.

Admission Criteria:

  • Previous research experience: We seek out applicants with strong records of research as undergraduates and postgraduates, as demonstrated through the summary of research submitted with the application, mentors’ recommendation letters, and any publications.
  • Strong scientific background: The majority of entering predoctoral researchers will have a solid background in modern molecular biology and biochemistry. We also encourage applications from candidates who want to enter the biological sciences and have majored in mathematics, physics, chemistry, or computer science.
  • Education requirement: All applicants are required to have obtained a bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) or equivalent as a prerequisite for admission.

The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research recruits both U.S. and international predoctoral researchers. For more information, contact us at [email protected].

Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University

We have an exceptionally strong (certainly among the top) graduate program at the interface between neuroscience and behavior. The deadline for applications is December 1st each year (test scores can arrive past this date). (Neurobiology and Behavior) (Cornell Graduate School)

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health/GSASPhD Program in Biological Sciences

BPH trains students in individual fields of biological research with a focus on understanding, preventing and treating diseases affecting large populations.

Major Areas of Investigation include:

  • The Metabolic Basis of Health and Disease
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Gene-Environment Interactions
  • Inflammation and Stress Responses

All students admitted into this highly competitive training program are provided full tuition, health insurance, and stipend support. Our graduates have pursued successful careers in academia, industry, government, consulting, community health and more, and presently hold distinguished positions in each of these areas. The application deadline is December 1st for the following school year.  More information can be found on our website:

Sanford Research Ph.D. Programs

Sanford currently has a number of graduate students enrolled in either the Ph.D. program in Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine or the Ph.D. program in Biochemistry at South Dakota State University. Students in these programs have the opportunity to do their thesis research in Sanford Research labs. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Ph.D. Program in Quantitative Biosciences at Georgia Tech

The Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences is an interdisciplinary program at Georgia Tech, founded in 2015, that includes more than 50 program faculty from six home schools in the College of Sciences. There are four classes of doctoral students and more than 30 students, including major fellowship recipients (e.g., NSF GRFP and PEO).

Quantitative Biosciences integrates the physical, mathematical and biological sciences, enabling the discovery of scientific principles underlying the dynamics, structure, and function of living systems.

QBioS research at Georgia Tech includes the study of molecular & cellular systems, chemistry of biological systems, physiology & behavior, evolution, ecology & earth systems, and the physics of living systems.

The Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences training program is designed to prepare students for fulfilling careers in academia, industry and government, including:

  • Foundational courses in Quantitative Biosciences
  • Rotations in computational and/or experimental groups
  • Selection of thesis advisor from all program faculty
  • Rigorous and personalized quantitative training
  • Five-year program of study from entrance to defense

Now accepting applications from strong undergraduates from the physical sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computing that are interested in integrating quantitative methods with bioscience research.

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Resource for Financial Support in Graduate School

Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:

IBP – Pathways to Science

Molecular Biophysics and Integrative Genomic Sciences at Wesleyan University

The Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department has strong connections with two interdepartmental programs, Molecular Biophysics and Integrative Genomic Sciences, and provides students many opportunities for exciting projects and training for a future career in research.  Graduate studies at a premier liberal arts institution also offer excellent opportunities for students to hone their teaching skills for a future career in academia.

Our Ph.D.students benefit from generous NIH, NSF, and CTDPH support for research, resources rivaling those at larger schools, a low student : faculty ratio, and are ready to develop into leaders in their field upon graduation.

Further details can be found at See the flyers here and here.

Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (PMCB) Graduate Program at the University of Florida

The Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (PMCB) Graduate Program at the University of Florida is actively recruiting highly qualified undergraduate and M.Sc. students interested in plant biology. PMCB is a highly competitive, nationally-recognized graduate program that prepares students for professional careers in academia and industry. 

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Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Research at the Van Andel Institute

Van Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS) will prepare you for a career in biomedical research. Through our unique Ph.D. program, you will translate knowledge and technology into improvements in human health and well-being.

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Ph.D. Program in Neural Computation at Carnegie Mellon/Univ. of Pittsburgh

The Program in Neural Computation (PNC) is a graduate training program in computational neuroscience for students seeking training in the application of quantitative approaches to the study of the brain. The PNC program will be especially attractive to students coming from majors in math, computer science, statistics, engineering or physics who want to apply approaches from these disciplines to the understanding of brain.

For more information, please visit the Program Website.

Structural Biology and Biochemistry Phd Program at the University of Colorado-Denver

The Structural Biology and Biochemistry Ph.D. Program (STBB) at the University of Colorado-Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the strongest programs of its kind in the country and one that will provide outstanding training for a career in the varied areas of Structural Biology and Biochemistry.

For more information, please visit the Program Website.

Combined VMD-Phd Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It’s an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ­for humans and all species. Whether it’s fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer’s or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.

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