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Ph.D. Degree in Integrative Biology

The FAU Ph.D. degree program in Integrative Biology, which began in the fall of 2003, allows students to pursue career goals in a wide -range of dynamic fields ranging from biomedical science through marine biology.

The Biomedical Science (IBBS) track of the Integrated Biology Ph.D. program, housed in the FAU Charles. E Schmidt College of Medicine, is designed to provide students with the advanced knowledge and hands-on learning experience they need to achieve success in the growing biomedical science field by combining innovative study programs with state-of-the-art research opportunities.

The IBBS Ph.D. Program provides students with a diverse array of hand-on research training and thesis opportunities in a wide-variety of emerging biomedical science areas including: Human Genetics and Genomics; Precision Medicine; Cancer Biology and Prevention; Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Disease; HIV/AIDS Mechanisms and Treatments; Respiratory Physiology and Biophysics; Visual Biology and Diseases; Breast Cancer Mechanisms and Therapy; Huntington’s Disease Mechanisms; Alzheimer’s Disease Mechanisms and Therapy; Vaccine Development; Osteoarthritis Prevention and Treatment; Prostate Cancer Mechanisms; Cardiac Physiology and Disease; Childhood Malaria Mechanisms and more.

Learn more about the Doctoral degree in Integrative Biology-Biomedical Science.

Learn more about the NSF-Funded Traineeship in Computational Bioinformatics and Biomedical Science.


Specialized Areas for Research Include:

Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine

Stem Cell Biology and Cellular Programming

Cancer Biology and Targeted Therapy

Visual Biology and Diseases

Computational and Systems Biology

Global Health and Epidemiology


Dr. Dawn Sherling

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Last Modified 6/16/22