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Degree Programs

From studying infectious diseases, such as Ebola virus disease, to bioethics, our graduate training programs address the full spectrum of basic, translational, computational and clinical research. Our faculty are uniquely experienced and trained. We offer a variety of innovative training opportunities in the following areas:


Bioengineered Lungs

Bioengineered Lungs Photo

Two doctors who work for the UTMB - Galveston are making significant strides in the field of bio-engineered organs and they talked to Houston Matters about their research. Listen to the interview here ...

Attention Students and Postdocs

Making Medicines:  The Process of Drug Development eLearning Course
Sponsored by Eli Lilly, this online course is for graduate students about drug development free of charge! It presents all aspects of drug development including basic science, marketing, and clinical trials. Please see the course outline for more details. Successful completion results in a certificate. Space is limited. If interested or have questions, email Jessica Linton (

AMEXCID - Merit Awards for International Students
On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) invites foreign citizens who are interested in studying for a specialization, master's degree or doctorate, conducting graduate or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program, to participate in the 2019 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students.

GSBS50-50 Logo The GSBS "50 For 50" Initiative!

The "GSBS 50 for 50" is an alumni-led initiative to raise $50,000 in graduate program specific support to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the GSBS in 2019. Ideally, the initiative will result in the establishment of a graduate program specific endowment for every graduate training program in the GSBS.

GSBS Mission

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) advances human understanding and knowledge 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.

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