Our Program 

Our PhD in Biomedical Sciences is offered through the College of Medicine and designed to provide both breadth and depth of high-quality training to prepare graduates for successful careers in biomedical research.

Our goal is to train talented, predoctoral students in interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical research, to think critically and to acquire the proficiencies needed for future success in the rapidly evolving fields within biomedical sciences. The BSGP is an umbrella program that includes faculty from multiple departments, and the required courses are the same for all students. We seek to train our students to become part of the biomedical scientist workforce and to make meaningful scientific discoveries in academia, industry and government. 

How to Apply



Designed to allow graduate students to build a solid foundation for their professional lives as biomedical researchers, the BSGP curriculum maintains high standards of intellectual rigor, fosters creativity and passion for research. Our Systems and Integrative Biology (SIB) training program is supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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There are many ways to pursue a scientific career in biomedicine. Our program will provide you with an outstanding opportunity to achieve your goals. We offer helpful tips for before and after you apply to the program.

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Research Areas

While our program promotes collaborative interactions, each student will develop a strong core of expertise that can be within an established area of research. Most students focus their studies on one or more of several established areas of research emphasis, completing specific curricular requirements.

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Our People

The BSGP is comprised of over 300 faculty members from nineteen departments across Ohio State’s College of Medicine. This interdisciplinary team enables our graduate students to build solid foundations and make high impact discoveries as researchers.

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Discovery and Innovation in Medicine

Placing your heart in an artificial world

Nahush Mokadam, MD

Beating cancer through research with patients

Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD

Harnessing the immune system to ward off diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's

Eugene Oltz, PhD

Accelerating medical research through fellowships and student engagement

Rosa Lapalombella, PhD

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