The Ph.D. in Biological Sciences program at Carnegie Mellon University exemplifies the interdisciplinary approach that has become an essential feature of modern biomedical science. Biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, cell and developmental biology, computational biology, molecular biology and genetics and neuroscience encompass our research foci; many students are involved in several disciplines while working on their research projects. This interdisciplinarity is unusual for departments of a similar size.
Graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences benefit from the best of both worlds: a flexible, supportive program that stresses individualized training and a diverse research environment that is rich in intellectual and technical resources.
Highly sought after alumni have made significant contributions to the biological sciences in careers spanning academia, government and industry.