The Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences offers a vibrant academic environment for students seeking to earn Master's degrees or embark on a Ph.D. program. Students and faculty throughout the six centralized basic science departments closely interact with each other. Each department offers its own series of graduate courses, research seminars and journal club discussions of current research reports.
The research laboratories, equipped with modern, technologically advanced equipment, are headed by well-funded investigators of national and international reputation. Many areas of research are represented, but areas of particular strength and breadth include Cardiovascular Science, Infectious Disease, Neuroscience, and Cancer.
In the GSBMS, you will learn from outstanding teachers, many of whom are world-renowned experts in their scientific fields. Whether your interest is in cardiovascular science, neuroscience, the pathogenesis of disease, or the basic molecular and cellular processes of life, New York Medical College may be the place for you. Our faculty’s laboratories are investigating DNA replication, cell signaling mechanisms, expression and regulation of enzymes evoked by stress, neuronal damage and regeneration after a stroke, muscular dystrophy, viral and bacterial disease, tuberculosis, cartilage growth, development of visual systems in the brain, hypertension, inflammatory responses, heart failure, the cardiovascular consequences of diabetes and hyperinsulinemia, and the effects of sex hormones and oxygen radicals on blood vessel function, among other questions. In the GSBMS, you will learn about these fascinating areas of research in the classroom and then, as a Ph.D. student or as a qualified Master’s student, you can undertake your own research projects in the laboratory!
We offer Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in six disciplines – biochemistry & molecular biology, cell biology & anatomy, microbiology & immunology, experimental pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. There is an interdisciplinary Master’s program in Basic Medical Sciences that allows you to select courses from among these six disciplines. Our highly competitive Accelerated Master’s Program is designed for students who intend subsequently to apply for admission to medical school. These programs will prepare you to launch a career as an independent researcher or as a teacher or to play any number of roles in the biotechnology and drug development industries. Our Master’s programs will also improve your preparedness for further graduate or health professional education, such as medical school.
At the university, there is close interaction among the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, the School of Medicine and the School of Health Sciences and Practice, a symbiotic relationship that allows the student to explore many different aspects of modern health science.
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