Biomedical Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


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Earn Your Ph.D. Today

The University of Wyoming Ph.D. in biomedical sciences is an interdisciplinary program that offers innovative, independent thinking and research while allowing you to develop deep expertise in your chosen discipline. In this flexible, collaborative environment, you'll gain experience working on faculty projects, conducting meaningful research and developing the skills needed for college-level teaching.

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About Biomedical Sciences at UW

The University of Wyoming has been relentlessly curious about scientific discovery since 1886. With a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences, you'll be on the frontier of research to a range of topics including genetic variations, cell dynamics and behavioral, epidemiology, metabolic, nutritional, environmental, and pharmaceutical variables, just to name a few.

As a Ph.D. student in biomedical sciences, you will be part of a program that is deeply committed to collaboration, student engagement and fostering each student’s growth. You will have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses, collaborate with faculty on research projects and develop as a scholar in your own right.

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Work with graduate program faculty who are world-class scholars who are experts in these and other areas:

  • Molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • Advanced carbon materials, spider silk biomaterials, SERS biosensors and immobilized enzyme systems
  • Advanced exercise physiology

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What Can You Do With a Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Degree?

Whether you want to work in an academic setting, health care facility or industry, you'll develop the skills necessary for a leadership role and competitive success in the biomedical science arena.

Biomedical Sciences Careers

Our graduates have gone on to distinguished careers as:

  • Research scientists
  • Post-doctoral fellows
  • Administrators
  • Academicians



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Here are a few places where biomedical sciences alumni have made a difference:

  • Linfield University 
  • University of Wyoming
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Cytokinetics
  • BlueRock Therapeutics
  • QurAlis
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Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Degree Program Highlights

UW's biomedical sciences Ph.D. program offers:

Cohort-Based Environment

Be part of a small group of peers that promotes learning together rather than competing. Our flexible, individualized program enables you to pursue interests and faculty relationships.



Use your electives and faculty research opportunities to customize the program to your interests and career goals. 



We facilitate your engagement with the field of biomedical sciences by bringing scholars to campus to speak and for individual discussions; providing support for attending and presenting at conferences and encouraging participation in projects, meetings and activities within the Wyoming scientific community.

Financial Aid & Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships typically include all tuition and mandatory fees, health insurance and a nine-month stipend. Long-term competitive success in the biomedical sciences arena requires high-level communication, organization and project management skills. To this end, all Biomedical Sciences' graduate students including those with GAs have responsibilities in research and teaching.

Idea Network for Biomedical Research Network

INBRE is a program to enhance biomedical research capacity, expand and strengthen the research capabilities of biomedical faculty and provide access to biomedical resources.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a health and bioscience innovation hub for helping entrepreneurs and researchers develop next-generation health and wellness solutions.


Xihui "Alex" Xu, Ph.D. '13, is a Scientist II at Cytokinetics, Inc., in San Francisco and formerly an IRTA Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Yinan Hua, Ph.D. '14, recently presented her study on the treatment outcomes of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in HER2-positive invasive breast cancer patients to the Texas Society of Pathologists.

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Biomedical Sciences Program

Department 3302, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3300