UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Message from the Dean

David Niesel, Ph.D.Welcome to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Galveston, Texas, on the Gulf of Mexico. Our school is located at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), where the original state medical school and school of nursing were established over 120 years ago.

There is much to see during your “virtual” visit to our campus. Whether you are a prospective student or faculty member, a current student or faculty member, an alumnus or a curious visitor, we have something that will be of use or of interest to you. We have a rich cultural and academic tradition here in Galveston, and we boast a dynamic, research-intensive faculty, who perform cutting-edge research.

This website, our electronic brochure, is designed to provide you with information about the facilities, educational programs and services available in the GSBS. I personally welcome you and invite you to explore our school and our institution.

David Niesel, Ph.D.
J. Palmer Sanders Professor, Lauwrence E. Ethridge, Jr. Professor, Chair of Microbiology and Immunology, and Dean of the Graduate School

GSBS Mission

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch advances human understanding and knowledge in health-related disciplines through scholarly teaching and research in the biomedical sciences, promoting excellence in academic pursuits and activities, and developing individual leadership, communication, motivation, and scholarship in all students.

Video Survival Tips for Graduate Students

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Ryan Miller, Neuroscience program

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Alina Bennet, Medical Humanities program

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Tiffany Mott, Microbiology and Immunology program

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UTMB's Schweitzer Fellowship Recipients

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Tips for New Grad Students

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Importance of a Good Mentor

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How to Make the Most of Graduate School

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