The Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine is designed to train modern biomedical scientists who take advantage of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and other contemporary approaches to address questions of developmental, cell, and molecular biology related to human health. The Program is appropriate for students with majors in biochemistry, biology or other health-related fields.
Three broad areas of research are emphasized: development, neuroscience and the molecular basis of human disease. Research rotations during the first year allow students to make an informed choice of the research area and major professor with whom they will conduct their Ph. D. work. A core curriculum of the fundamentals, the choice of electives from other departments and intellectual interaction with faculty and post doctoral fellows, encourage graduate students to mature into independent scientists.