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PhD Training Programs

At Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, you have the opportunity to pursue a PhD or combined MD/PhD degree in the biomedical sciences. In either academic track, our PhD candidates enroll in an open program composed of six broad areas that are categorized into focused training disciplines.

In our program, you wait to select a training discipline until you’ve taken several courses, completed two or three laboratory rotations, and selected a faculty mentor for your PhD thesis. Our flexible curriculum allows you to explore a range of disciplines before choosing a research focus.

Categories of PhD Training Programs at Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
The interdisciplinary PhD training programs at Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences offer a variety of training tracks grouped into clusters.

Genes, Cells, and Organisms

Cell Biology

Developmental Genetics

Stem Cell Biology

Mechanisms of Disease

Molecular Oncology and Tumor Immunology

Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Disease

Immunology and Inflammation


Neuroscience and Physiology

Molecular, Cellular, and Translational Neuroscience

Systems, Cognitive, and Computational Neuroscience

Quantitative Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Biomedical Imaging and Technology

Computational Biomedicine

Data, Medicine, and Health



Population Health

PhD Program Course Catalog

Explore biomedical science courses offered through our PhD degree program.

MD/PhD Program

Earn MD and PhD degrees in our combined program.

Our Training Faculty

Search PhD training faculty at NYU Grossman School of Medicine by name or research interest.