Earning a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences is first and foremost about exploring the processes that govern molecules, cells and organisms in health and disease. For over 100 years, the Baylor College of Medicine faculty has been successfully doing this through leveraging close collaborations between basic, translational and clinical researchers; building an extensive infrastructure of research resources; and training the next generation to follow in their footsteps.
Making the decision to earn your Ph.D. at BCM will grant you access to researchers who are leaders in existing and emerging fields.
With a research enterprise as vast as ours, there are many ways for you to explore your interests and find the potential mentors who will help you achieve your career goals.
Program-Based Research Interests
Visit the websites of each of our 12 graduate programs. Each program’s site has robust content about the interests of their faculty. Many faculty members serve in multiple graduate programs. So, as you explore seek out the combination of interests that best match your own rather than the individual. Once you begin your education in your chosen program, you will have the opportunity to rotate in several laboratories so that you can ultimately match with the mentor who is the best match for you.
As you begin your career in research it is impossible to predict where your investigations will need. Therefore it is essential to have access to diverse resources, not only equipment but also experienced individuals available to help you identify the resources you need and master their use.
The VIICTR Profiles website provides options to search our faculty by research interests and view faculty publications. Many faculty members also maintain laboratory and research program websites where you can learn more about their research. Already know of faculty members with whom you might like to work and want to learn more about them? Search for their profile by name using the “PEOPLE” tab on our search page.
Baylor College of Medicine's research has a global impact. Our record of achievements has included the discovery of new treatments and diagnostic tools as well as the pioneering of new fields of investigation. Evidence of our impact can be seen in the many awards and honors received by Baylor College of Medicine and in the achievements of our faculty as seen in the many awards they receive as well as their election to the National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Medicine, Association of American Physicians, and other prestigious societies.
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