The Institute of Biomedical Studies at Baylor University offers a interdisciplinary program in biomedically-related areas of science leading to the PhD Degree. This program benefits from the participation of an extremely diverse faculty who are actively involved in basic as well as translational research, on the home campus of Baylor University in Waco, at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and at Mary Crowley Medical Research Center in Dallas.
Students typically begin the program with a customized didactic program on the Waco campus. After rotating through several laboratories in order to explore the variety of research opportunities, the student selects a faculty member to supervise their dissertation research. Research projects in areas such as Virology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, and Bioengineering are directed by faculty housed in Departments at Baylor University (Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Engineering, and HHPR) and Research Institutes in Dallas (Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, the Institute for Metabolic Disease, the Sammons Cancer Center, Mary Crowley Medical Research Center).