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Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program

Biomedical Sciences PhD Program

About the Program

Biomedical sciences is the study of human biological processes; the complex interactions between physiological, genetic and environmental factors that influence disease and health. It spans the spectrum from fundamental discovery to innovation and application.

The Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program is designed to position graduates for long-term competitive success in the rapidly changing and multifaceted health-related arena in the 21st century. It is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program, making connections between various disciplines to gain new insights, discover and apply new knowledge, and promote self-directed, life-long learning. To view a list of affiliated programs, click here.

The Biomedical Sciences graduate program is a research and discovery focused program, balancing depth and breadth of content knowledge with "enabling" skills including problem-solving, innovation, entrepreneurship, communication and leadership.


Program News

UW Ph.D. Student Receives Chinese Government Award

April 5, 2018

Rui Guo, a 2018 graduate of the Biomedical Sciences PhD program


Rui Guo, a University of Wyoming Ph.D. student in the School of Pharmacy  Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, has been awarded the 2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.

This prestigious annual award is a scholarship set up by the China Scholarship Council to honor overseas Chinese students with outstanding academic accomplishments. Established in 2003, this award was developed to encourage research excellence and to recognize the achievements among Chinese students abroad. Awardees are selected based on their research achievements and academic merit after several rounds of judging by invited experts in the field.

Criteria for the award include the student’s background, research projects, research outcomes, publications, the potential for a future career and an opinion from the student’s adviser. These awards are highly competitive given that there are more than 340,000 Chinese students pursuing graduate education overseas. Each year, 500 awards are provided to students from about 30 countries and 45 embassy districts.

To read more, click here.


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Contact Information

For program information contact:

Sreejayan Nair
Director, Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program
Professor of Pharmacology
(307) 766-6138
HS 484

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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