Welcome to Biomedical Sciences

Nicholas Mantis, PhD, Chair

Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS), a joint venture between the New York State Department of Health and the University at Albany School of Public Health.

The BMS program pairs first-class, cutting-edge research opportunities at New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center and University at Albany’s GE*NY*SIS Center for Cancer Genomics, with didactic training in immunology and infectious diseases, molecular genetics, neuroscience, and structural and cell biology. We offer 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 encompassing disciplines like stem cell biology, virology, mycology, molecular genetics and cell biology, structural biology, biodefense, and microbial pathogenesis. The BMS program is recognized for its NIH-funded training program in Biodefense and Emerging Infections and its affiliation with a New York State Gen*NY*Sis initiative in Cancer Research. The BMS program has a proud tradition of training scientists for successful careers in academia, government, biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Prospective students, please click here to find out more about our program.

If you have questions about admissions, degree requirements or the training program in general, please contact Anthony Torres.


Phone Number: (518) 402-2510


Department of Biomedical Sciences
Center for Medical Sciences
P.O. Box 22002
Albany, NY 12201-02002