About the Graduate School

UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is committed to providing students with unprecedented opportunities to:

  • Train alongside and gain mentorship from internationally recognized faculty members
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment in a collaborative learning environment
  • Participate in the discovery and transmission of knowledge

The goal of the Graduate School is to provide students with the tools, skills, and support necessary to forge a solid foundation upon which they can build successful careers as leaders in biomedical research and education. Alumni of UT Southwestern’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences maintain a legacy of excellence through their work at top research institutions throughout the world.

Outstanding Faculty

UT Southwestern graduate students work with internationally recognized research leaders who are making groundbreaking discoveries in answering the fundamental questions about human life. From discovering how cells regulate cholesterol to solving the molecular structure of the complex that turns light into chemical energy, Graduate School faculty members are making discoveries through diverse research initiatives. UT Southwestern’s faculty includes:

  • 4 Nobel Laureates
  • 25 members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 16 members of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine)
  • 14 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators

Groundbreaking Biomedical Research

Scientists at UT Southwestern are dedicated to finding solutions to today’s greatest health challenges. Our community of vanguard scientist and physician researchers are actively investigating topics as diverse as the biology of stem cells, chemical biology, cancer genomics and proteomics, molecular imaging, the molecular basis of drug addiction, and metabolic diseases.

Collaborative, Cross-Disciplinary Environment

Solving complex health challenges requires a cross-disciplinary research environment, which is embraced at UT Southwestern. The Graduate School has a strong tradition of collaboration among laboratories that provides students access to expertise and techniques, as well as training, beyond those available in their home research laboratory.

Cutting-Edge Technology

The Graduate School features more than 35 core facilities available for research on the UT Southwestern campus. These core labs utilize state-of-the-art equipment and provide the support services necessary to help scientists effectively and efficiently conduct their research.