College of Medicine / Admissions / Master's / Biomedical Science Student Research Opportunities

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-4828

Biomedical Science Research Opportunities

New students receiving a tour of the Schmidt College of Medicine laboratories


Non-thesis graduate students have the opportunity to take up to 6 credits of Direct Independent Study towards their elective requirements and will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members conducting research.

Thesis graduate students works closely with a faculty member on an extensive research project that culminates in a scholarly paper.  Only students with strong writing skills who are capable of doing a substantial independent research project should choose the thesis track. The thesis track gives graduate students the opportunity to gain knowledge and expertise in a particular field.

Areas for Research and Faculty

  • Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering
    • Dr. Keith Brew
  • Computational and Systems Biology
    • Dr. Zhongwei Li
  • Global Health and Epidemiology

Student/Volunteer Access and Training Form

The student/volunteer access and training form is required for every student or volunteer participating in research, whether in a research laboratory or laboratory classroom. The form is used to grant access to facilities, verify that trainings have been completed and register students if taking DIS/DIR. Volunteers will have additional paperwork. Please note: faculty, staff and post docs must also complete required trainings prior to conducting research and this is the responsibility of the faculty (PI). Contact Debra Bradley if you have questions.

Last Modified 6/17/22