Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences

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Class Profile

The 2023 entering PhD class includes 39 graduate students. They were selected from an applicant pool of around 550 applicants. Below is a description of the incoming graduate students for the 2023 PhD class.

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.50 (range 2.95-4.00)


Prior Research Experience

100% have had a sustained research experience in a scientific laboratory

40% have published a scientific paper in a peer reviewed journal

52% have presented their work at a scientific meeting

48% have also spent a summer in a research program

Mean Months of Prior, Full‐Time Research Experience: 28



37 different colleges are represented by the incoming PhD Class. Students come from throughout the United States having attended large research universities, and small liberal arts colleges.

Undergraduate majors:
Biology (15), Biological Sciences (6), Neuroscience (6), Biochemistry (3), Bioengineering (3), Pharmacology (2) Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry

68% have a Bachelor of Science degree; 31% have a Bachelor of Arts degree
13% have a Master’s degree



Demographics: 60% Female, 40% Male

Average age: 24 years old (range 21 – 31)

Underrepresented minorities in the sciences: 26% of individuals have self-identified as belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences

Citizenship: 70% U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, 30% Non-U.S. Citizen

U.S. students come from: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas

Non-U.S. students are come from Argentina, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Taiwan

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