University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine

For Prospective Graduate Students

Bridging the Gap

The mission of UC Riverside’s innovative Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences is to train independent research scientists to enable them to bridge the wide gulfs that currently exist between basic science research and clinical medicine. The program provides graduate students research and educational experiences that uniquely integrate a systems- and disease-based medical curriculum with experimental applications to biomedical research problems.

Program Features

Our participating faculty have diverse research interests in cancer, receptor biology, neurodevelopmental disorders, physiology drug design, chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disease, vaccine development, parasitology, microbiology, biophysics and bioengineering.

We offer an integrated training experience in:

  • Signal transduction and receptor biology
  • Parasitology and microbiology
  • Molecular endocrinology
  • Cancer biology
  • Immunology and vaccine development
  • Medical neuroscience

Application Information

Applications are accepted online through the UCR Graduate Division website. Nearly all of the application is completed online, including faculty letters of recommendation (faculty receive a secure e-mail with information after the applicant hits the "submit" button). However, official transcripts from each college or university attended must be mailed to:

Karina Quintanilla
Student Services Advisor, Biomedical Sciences Program
1682 SOM Education Building
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Inquiries may be directed to Karina Quintanilla or by phoning (951) 827-4540.

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