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Message from the Dean

Marina Kaufman Holz, Ph.D.Welcome to the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS) at New York Medical College.

The GSBMS has been offering academic programs in the basic medical sciences since the 1960s. At present, more than 150 students are pursuing a Ph.D. or Master’s degrees in one of our scientific disciplines – biochemistry & molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology & immunology, pathology, pharmacology, or physiology. Our Ph.D. programs are designed to prepare our graduates for careers as independent researchers and leaders in academia, industry, and government. Our Master’s programs help prepare students for a variety of interesting and productive careers as researchers, managers, and teachers. Many of our alumni have built upon their Master’s training by pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D. degree.

The GSBMS graduate faculty comprises about 90 scientists and educators, most of whom direct ongoing, externally-funded, state-of-the-art research programs. Current projects focus on several areas, such as cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, cancer, infectious diseases, regulation of gene expression, cell signaling, and embryonic development. There are ample opportunities for students to actively participate in these research projects. Moreover, GSBMS class sizes are generally small, encouraging very close and personal student-faculty interaction.

Please peruse this website to learn about New York Medical College and the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences. If you are interested in joining us at NYMC as a student, use the links on this site to find out about our research, our Ph.D. and Master’s programs, and our admissions process. And don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions!

At the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, we think you will find that “your breakthrough in science occurs here!”

Marina K. Holz, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences