Dean's Message


Naomi Rosenberg, PhD, Sackler Dean

The Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences is an exciting place that brings together talented faculty and highly committed students in a collaborative environment. 

Together, they probe the mechanistic bases of biological phenomena and use that knowledge to unravel the ways in which diseases arise and can be overcome. Our graduates will be prepared to succeed in a landscape of science that is rapidly changing. They will be comfortable in the complex world of biomedical science and be able to be leaders who advance research but also understand the value of working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.  Our trainees will be able to navigate the seemingly endless sea of information and master the needed technology that will enable all of us to reach an era where the rapid pace of discovery we now enjoy seems ever so slow. 

Our faculty number more than 200 and is committed to the training of our students, as well as our talented postdoctoral fellows. Students work closely with their dissertation advisers to create a unique and important set of discoveries and enjoy the support of faculty who serve on highly interactive thesis committees. Our faculty understands that we are training our future colleagues, and our commitment to excellence permeates all our educational endeavors. Students are exposed to national and international scientific meetings and have the opportunity to present their work at these venues, allowing them to function as practicing scientists from an early point in their training.

Sackler graduates now number over 800 and many populate academic laboratories, and laboratories in the biotechnology industry. Others pursue teaching, scientific writing and a wide array of science-based careers. Just as those who have gone before, today's Sackler students will be well prepared to meet the exciting challenges and enjoy the rewards that a career in biomedical science provides.

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research