Division of Medical Sciences Programs
BIG is an inter-departmental Ph.D. program that trains future leaders in the field of bioinformatics and genomics. Our mission is to provide our graduate students with the tools to conduct original research in the development of novel approaches and new technologies to address fundamental biological questions.
BBS is an interdepartmental program, that offers interdisciplinary research training in the following areas: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Pathology, Microbiology, Structural Biology, Pharmacology, Virology, and Developmental Biology.
Immunology is an interdepartmental, multidisciplinary degree program. It operates on the principle that scientists working in modern Immunology must also have a general knowledge of Biochemistry, Genetics, and Cell Biology to work creatively in their field.
Neuroscience is an interdepartmental program that links basic science and clinical faculties throughout the Harvard community.
SHBT is a tight-knit research community dedicated to multidisciplinary training in basic, clinical and applied approaches to the study of all aspects of human communication and the treatment of its disorders.
The Harvard Program in Virology provides extraordinary opportunities to conduct graduate study for the Ph.D. degree in these exciting areas of biomedical science.
The LHB Program has two goals. First, it will provide PhD students with a working knowledge of the fundamentals of human biology and disease, primarily through a series of courses, to enrich their basic science training and broaden their research interests. Second, it will demystify the culture and practice of medicine, facilitating future collaborations with clinicians and physician-scientists, through activities designed to bring students into a hospital environment into direct contact with physicians, patients, medical students, and physician-scientists. The full program runs for one and one half years, beginning in the Spring of the G1 Year, and it will be interdigitated with a student’s other graduate program requirements. Students who successfully complete the LHB Program will receive a certificate of distinction with their PhDs. Students who do not enter the LHB program but wish to learn about human biology will have access to LHB courses on an ad hoc basis. After the formal LHB Program is completed, students will be encouraged to continue to develop careers in human biology through ongoing mentoring and extracurricular activities throughout their time at Harvard.
The Division of Medical Sciences (DMS) Visiting Fellows Program is intended for students enrolled in research doctoral programs at universities outside of the United States who plan to conduct research in laboratories at Harvard Medical School (HMS). These students are eligible to apply to be Visiting Fellows, a non-degree student status in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Harvard University.