The Ph.D. in Biomedical Science and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering are offered
through the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE), which
is a multidisciplinary research consortium connecting four external research
organizations with the University of Maine as the degree-granting institution. The
over 150 affiliated faculty conduct research in a variety of topics, including
biomedical engineering, computational biology, bioinformatics, biophysics,
bioengineering and nanotechnology, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, and
the molecular mechanisms of disease. The GSBSE contributes to learning and
discovery on the emerging frontier of the biological, physical, clinical, and
behavioral sciences, preparing new faculty, training scientists and engineers, and
furthering Maine’s biotechnology and biomedical infrastructure.
The GSBSE is a multi-institutional graduate program connecting two academic
institutions of the University of Maine and the University of New England as well as
three world-class research institutions of The Jackson Laboratory, the Maine
Medical Center Research Institute, and the Mount Desert Island Biological
Laboratory. GSBSE Ph.D. students
Students admitted to the GSBSE Ph.D. programs first explore the consortium
through a year of laboratory rotations before joining a laboratory and partner site
for the duration of their program. In addition, Ph.D. students and faculty instructors
utilize distance learning platforms and video conferencing extensively to deliver the
core Foundations and supporting coursework.
In addition to the two Ph.D. degrees, the GSBSE also offers a PSM in Bioinformatics.
More information on our program can be found on our website at: gsbse.umaine.edu.