green space

The student body organizes a two-day annual retreat at a camp or hotel in New Hampshire or on Cape Cod. Senior students typically present their own research as well as that of other members of their labs and other students describe their research in poster presentations.

The main purpose of the retreat is to allow students to meet each other informally, to discuss research and graduate student life, and to participate in group activities. The opportunity to discuss research in the absence of faculty members often helps students (especially more junior students) overcome their reluctance to speak up in journal clubs and research reports.


bacterial plate

MERGE-ID is for PhD students who want to integrate clinical infectious disease problems into basic research on pathogenic mechansisms and host responses.

Explore Boston

Public Garden

Boston is a great walking city.  Beacon Hill, Back Bay and Newbury Street are just a few exciting destinations.

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