A strong intellectual and collaborative culture linking engineering, biology, and medicine

The Ph.D. curriculum consists of coursework, a qualifying exam (Research Aptitude Exam), teaching assistant experience, a proposal exam, and a dissertation defense. First-year students participate in lab rotations where they explore their interests and identify potential research advisors. By the spring of their first year, students are matched with faculty advisors, who are highly motivated and dedicated to the success of their students and research programs.