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A Founding Component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center the Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) located in the world famous Texas Medical Center (TMC) has 24 faculty members and 26 graduate students.

Graduate education is conducted at the IBT as part of the Medical Sciences program with the College of Medicine. IBT students pursue a PhD in Medical Sciences under the guidance of faculty mentors who understand that the future of medical science lies not only in discovery but also in cultivating a new generation of researchers who are intent on translating novel scientific discoveries from bench to bedside.

Medical Science Graduate Program

The Texas A&M University College of Medicine Medical Science Graduate Program provides cutting-edge research training through our Ph.D. in Medical Science, administered in cooperation with the College of Medicine. This program provides a flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum with five diverse focus tracks that allow students to have a highly personalized and individually tailored training program. College of Medicine has multiple campuses with distinct research strengths in Houston, Bryan/College Station, and Temple.

With an average graduation time of 5 years to complete the PhD program, students will experience both the structure of a formal classroom setting as well as the freedom of conducting your own research. IBT students have stipend support throughout their training, we are confident you will find that the Texas A&M Medical Science Graduate Program will provide a wide spectrum of exciting research opportunities and prepare you for a successful career upon graduation.

The doctoral program is designed to train a student for a lifetime of scientific endeavor focused on molecules and molecular genetics. In addition to substantial course offerings and seminars, the Ph.D. program offers informal but extensive instruction in a wide variety of research laboratories, with close contact between the student and faculty advisors.

Individual IBT faculty also affiliate with multiple graduate schools and programs, both from across the state, internationally and within the Texas Medical Center (TMC).

Areas of Research Interest

Biochemistry and Structural Biology: The Biochemistry and Structural Biology track provides graduate students with the training and state-of-the-art biophysical tools to define the structure, function and detailed mechanisms of molecules that drive biological processes.

Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Biology: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Biology track provides graduate students with extensive and advanced training in basic and translational medical research in the focused field, and bridges the students to become independent scientists with creative and exploratory thinking.

Cellular and Molecular Biology: Research in this area spans a wide range of biological processes occurring in the systems of macromolecules, organelles, cells, tissues, organs or organisms using approaches of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics and cell biology.

Clinical and Translational Science: The overall educational goal of this track is to prepare future biomedical researchers to identify and translate discoveries in the basic biomedical sciences into preventative, diagnostic and/or therapeutic applications that directly impact the health of patients and the community.

Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis: Research in this track focuses on understanding the molecular details of the dynamic interactions between pathogenic microorganisms and their hosts, with the goal to prevent and treat infectious diseases and their sequela. This track provides graduate students with training opportunities in microbiology, biochemistry/biophysics, molecular biology, immunology, and structural biology.