Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers students the opportunity to pursue research-intensive Master’s (MS) or Doctoral (PhD) degrees in biomedical sciences, or a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in biomedical health sciences. Research components of these degrees can take place in one of the dozens of laboratories at the Wadsworth Center and the University of Albany. The BMS Department has unique interactions with several world-renowned institutions in the Albany area.

The Wadsworth Center, the country’s leading State Public Health Laboratory. A unique fellowship opportunity is available for students to work in a Wadsworth Center diagnostic laboratory upon completion of a PhD in the BMS Department.

The GE*NY*SIS Center for Cancer Genomics, which is committed to research that will discover the genetic origins of cancer and lead to finding a cure for the disease.

The New York Neural Stem Cell Institute, led by MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Dr. Sally Temple, who helped discover and define nervous system stem cells.

The National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies, where scientists and engineers are building a unique technological infrastructure that supports real-time interactions with the central nervous system.

Degrees Offered


Research in the Biomedical Sciences Department focuses on six major topics:

Research Concentrations

Drug Discovery & Therapeutics
Infection & Immunity

Genes & Genomes Neuroscience Structural Biology