The Fall 2014-2015 Application is now available
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Congratulations Class of 2012-2013
BBS is an interdepartmental graduate training program in cellular and molecular biology. BBS faculty members are drawn from all of the basic science departments of Harvard Medical School –Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP), Cell Biology, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Genetics, Microbiology and Immunobiology, Neurobiology and Systems Biology – and from many of Harvard’s affiliated teaching hospitals. BBS has also incorporated faculty from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) as part of its effort to build new initiatives in graduate training.
The BBS graduate research training is interdisciplinary, with a concentration in one or more of the following areas: biochemistry and proteomics, cell and molecular biology, computational biology, developmental biology, genetics and genomics, human biology and disease, immunobiology, microbial biology and pathogenesis, molecular neurosciences, physiology, pharmacology, regenerative biology and structural biology. The methods and experimental approaches used to address questions within these areas range from the techniques of molecular biology, protein chemistry, cell biology and biophysics to those of molecular and developmental genetics. A breakdown of the areas of research is provided in the faculty section of the website.