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Message from the Dean

David_Niesel_LGWelcome 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, PhD
Senior Vice President
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Associate Chief Research Officer
Lawrence E. Ethridge, Jr. Professor, Department of Microbiology