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School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

State University of New York at Buffalo

Programs Offered:

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences

  • A portal for entry into the basic science Ph. D. programs.
  • Offering OPPORTUNITY to study and collaborate in a 1:1 setting with faculty members who are involved in diverse, cutting edge research
  • Offering FLEXIBILITY to study in a first-year interdisciplinary core curriculum providing the requisite fundamental scientific background while allowing you to pursue your individual interests and select a graduate degree program that best suits your career goals
  • Offering CHOICE to select from 11 doctoral degree programs in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biophysics, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, Oral Biology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiology & Biophysics, and Structural Biology

M. D. /Ph. D. Program

Medical Scientist Training Program

  • Provides highly talented students with an opportunity to combine scientific training with medical school experience
  • Integrates clinical and research experience throughout the program
  • Prepares students for an academic career in which they will excel as both an investigator and a clinician educator

Masters Programs in Biomedical Sciences

  • Anatomical Sciences
  • Biotechnology and Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Biochemical Pharmacology (B. S. /M. S. Program)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Toxicology
  • Structural Biology
  • Pathology
  • Neuroscience

The philosophy behind our programs is to prepare you for a successful career in any field in biomedical science.   Your training at UB will allow you to enter careers in academia, biotechnology, government laboratories, national health agencies and private industry.   UB has an established reputation for graduating highly qualified students prepared for independent research activity.   Our graduates have excelled in many diverse scientific areas and hold prestigious positions both nationally and internationally.   We are proud of their accomplishments and are consistently rewarded with word of their achievements.  

Modern laboratories enable an enjoyable and productive learning experience for our students.



Admission to all programs requires a baccalaureate degree and a strong background in biology, general and organic chemistry, physics and mathematics.   Research experience, although not required, is helpful.   The GRE general test is required for the Ph. D. Program but in some Masters Programs MCAT scores may be substituted.   International students are required to also submit the TOEFL and the GRE subject test.   Applicants to the MSTP program must follow procedures for admission to the Medical School.

( http://www.smbs. buffalo.edu for more information)

Financial Aid and Tuition

Successful Ph. D. candidates receive an annual stipend/assistantship and full tuition scholarship that is renewable on the basis of satisfactory progress in the program.   The current stipend for entering students is $21,000, and includes health benefits.   Presidential Awards for highly qualified students provide a stipend supplement. MSTP trainees currently receive a fellowship of $17,000 and tuition scholarship.   Masters program students, although not eligible for institutional financial aid, should file the FAFSA to determine eligibility for federally funded grants and aid.



In addition to general laboratory support equipment available, core research facilities include:  MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry and 2-DIGE Proteomics Facility; Transgenic Animal Facility; DNA Microarray and Gene Chip Facility; X-ray Crystallography Core Facility; Small Animal MRI and PET Scanning; 750 mHz NMR; Electron microscopy Facility; DNA Sequencing Facility; Confocal Microscopy, Fluorescent Imaging, and Cell Sorting Facility; High Throughput and Molecular Targeting Facility.   The UB Center for Computational Research (CCR) is among the top ten academic supercomputing facilities in the country. The university supports a world-class Health Sciences Library with on-line access to many journals. The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences computer labs provide high-speed internet access, popular word processing, statistics, and desktop publishing programs for students. Classrooms are computer-assisted and wi-fi capable



The Confocal Microscopy, Fluorescent Imaging, and Cell Sorting Facility

in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


Students pursue research in state-of-the-art facility, that includes real-time PCR, laser dissection, phosphoimagers, FACS sorter, and confocal, live-cell fluorescence, and apotome microscopes.

Research Opportunities

You will work with nationally and internationally known research faculty whose specialties include:

Molecular and Cellular Biology


Regulation of gene expression


Protein folding and structure

Drug abuse


Cell growth, development and differentiation

Molecular basis of disease and

Neurodegenerative disorders

Behavioral pharmacology

Cytoskeleton and cell motility

Apoptosis and cell death

Gene therapy 


Microbial Pathogenesis

Signal Transduction

Genomics and proteomics

Cardiopulmonary physiology



Regulation of transcription and translation Virology

Ion channel kinetics and structure Parasitology

Molecular genetics


Proteins and metalloenzymes

Regulation of metabolism

Excellence in Scholarship is Encouraged and Rewarded

2005 Winners of the Dean s Award for Outstanding Performance in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences


Highlights of research accomplishments of UB faculty members:

  • Production of the bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries for the National Human Genome project
  • Development of the test for phenylketonuria in newborns
  • Development of the PA test
  • Development of the screening test for sickle cell disease
  • Development of the transgenic potato-edible vaccine for Hepatitis C
  • Development of the vaccine for Haemophilus influenza infections
  • Development of Nicorette gum
  • Development of surfactant therapy for respiratory distress syndrome in premature newborns
  • Development of the patented high-throughput robotic crystallization method
  • Development of interferon treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
  • Development of artificial blood
  • Development of Liquivent for liquid ventilation
  • Development of the fetal viability test

The University at Buffalo Who we are


The University at Buffalo is New York s largest and most comprehensive public university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The University was founded as a private institution in 1846 and merged with the State University of New York in 1962.   With over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UB is the flagship institution of SUNY.   Our faculty includes a Nobel laureate, winners of the National Medal of Science, holders of Fullbright and Guggenheim awards, and an array of nationally published authors and scientists.

As one of the nation s top research-intensive public universities, UB supports a wide array of research institutes, centers and laboratories.   With particular strengths in engineering, the life sciences, medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and information technology, the University at Buffalo is preparing to take a leading position in postgenomic research, especially in data mining, bioinformatics and drug discovery.   Organized units and research projects of faculty members have resulted in substantial funding from federal and state agencies, foundations, and industrial research partners.

Our investment in teaching and research creates an educational experience that is intellectually challenging and has practical value far beyond the classroom.   Hands-on learning means you get to work with scientists and intellectuals on cutting-edge research that is changing the way we live and learn.   We are committed to innovative research and creative activity in an interdisciplinary framework.   With more choices, top faculty and cutting edge resources, UB is the place where we help you help yourself to an outstanding education.

University at Buffalo

School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


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Master s Degree Programs

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences (PhD)

Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)

State University of New York at Buffalo

128 Biomedical Education Bldg.

Buffalo, New York 14214-3013


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Master s Degree Programs

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences (PhD)

Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)

State University of New York at Buffalo

128 Biomedical Education Bldg.

Buffalo, New York 14214-3013

Telephone: (716) 829-3398

Website: www.smbs. buffalo.edu/rbe/igpbs/ smbs. buffalo.edu/rbe/master/program www.smbs. buffalo.edu/rbe/mstp/

Email : laychock@buffalo.edu (Suzanne Laychock)


Medical Degree Program (MD)

State University of New York at Buffalo

45 Biomedical Education Bldg.

Buffalo, NY 14214-3013

Telephone: (716) 829-3466

Website: www.smbs. buffalo.edu/ome

Email: jjrosso@buffalo.edu (James J. Rosso)