PhD in Biomedical Sciences

The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences at HWCOM aims to bridge basic sciences and medicine, fostering research to discover and advance medically relevant knowledge and leading to improvements in the quality of life for future generations.

The program aims to develop the ability of graduate students to apply research skills from bench to bedside, and to translate fundamental discoveries into new treatments for human diseases. The advantages of pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at HWCOM include participation in cutting-edge biomedical research, close interaction with clinical and basic science faculty, and preparation for careers in academia, medical research, and biomedical and biotechnology industries. Another distinctive feature of the PhD program is that graduate students and medical students sit side-by-side in introductory basic sciences courses, participating in an interdisciplinary model of education.

The Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences program admits students only during the fall term. Visit the FIU University Graduate School website to apply. Visit the FIU University Graduate School website to apply.

Key research areas:

  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Drug Discovery and Nanotherapeutics
  • Environmental Sciences and Toxicology
  • Genetics and Cancer Biology
  • Immunology and Neurological Disorders
  • Mechanobiology
  • Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Mitochondrial Biology & Metabolomics
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease
  • Translational Glycobiology and Functional Glycomics

Contact us

Odalys De La Rosa

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St., AHC2 690
Miami, FL 33199