Dean's Welcome

Dean Mary Ellen Lane, PhDWelcome to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. The mission of our school is to develop the future leaders in biomedicine, in all sectors of the enterprise including research, education, policy, and entrepreneurship.

Whether your interest lie in discovery of fundamental principles underlying biology, the translation of these discoveries into therapies that improve lives, or in understanding and innovating health care delivery, I’m sure that you will find research opportunities with our distinguished faculty, that will inspire you to excel.

Our institution ranks in the top 30 for funding from the National Institutes of Health, and includes internationally recognized leaders in the fields of RNA biology, systems and computational biology, biophysics, chemical biology, neuroscience, immunology, metabolic biology, quantitate and population heath sciences, cancer biology, and gene regulation. The ranks of our celebrated faculty are always increasing. Our faculty recognition includes a Nobel Prize, a Lasker Award, six Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards, six National Academy members, three Keck Awards, and three Presidential Early Career Awards for Science/Engineering.

As a GSBS student, you will learn along-side our fully engaged faculty, who are dedicated to training future science leaders in our learner-centered curriculum. You will have access to almost daily seminars that bring in research leaders from all over the world. You’ll participate in our nationally recognized career development program, that will help you prepare yourself to put your education to full use in a wide range of scientific careers.

We provide our students with a generous stipend, outstanding health insurance, and exemplary student support services. We, along with nine other colleges and universities, are located in one of the nations up-and-coming cities, with museums, fine arts performance centers, beautiful parks and outdoor recreation opportunities, an ever expanding number of cafes and restaurants, and direct access to Boston through the MBTA train system.

Check out our academic programs and faculty research. If you'd like more information about our graduate school, please contact Dr. Kendall Knight, Associate Dean for GSBS Admissions.

Mary Ellen Lane, PhD
Dean