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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Science and Engineering

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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.

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