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Graduate Studies

Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Studies

Pursue an M.S. or Ph.D. degree

Graduate students may pursue M.S. or Ph.D. degrees on a vast array of research topics in the Department of Biomedical Sciences through interdepartmental graduate programs in Biological Sciences and Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Biological Sciences Graduate Program

Interdisciplinary Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Translational Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Program


The interests of biomedical sciences faculty encompass a range of research themes in biomedical sciences. These diverse faculty interests are organized into three broad focus groups: ecology and evolutionary biology; physiology and neuroscience; and cell, development and microbiology.

Medical students interested in research may pursue a summer experience through the Research and Scholarly Advancement Fellowship and other long-term opportunities through our dual-degree programs. Research opportunities are available for third- and fourth-year medical students.

Areas of Research


The Department of Biomedical Sciences supports several state-of-the-art research facilities in the Life Sciences Building, Konneker Research Center, Biochemistry Research Facility, Irvine Hall and the Academic and Research Center.

In-house research infrastructure includes transmission and scanning electron microscope suites, quantitative microscopy that includes laser-scanning confocal capabilities, the Ohio University Genomics Facility, OU microCT, NMR and mass spectrophotometry facilities, AAALC-accredited animal holding facilities, comparative biomechanics and fossil preparation laboratories and numerous comparative botanical, zoological and paleontology collections.