We extend our deepest sympathy to students and educators who are struggling in the aftermath of the natural disasters that have struck Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, the southern United States, and northern California in the Fall of 2017.  We understand that these circumstances may present challenges to meeting application requirements and deadlines.  We will make every effort to help students apply to our Programs, despite difficult circumstances.

If you need assistance or accommodations throughout the application and admissions process, please reach out to us by emailing or calling us at 319-335-8306.

We are committed to doing what we can to be of assistance throughout your application process as you and your family focus on recovering.

The UI Biomedical Science Program (BSP) offers 300+ faculty laboratories under the diversity of a large umbrella program. Students conduct groundbreaking research on a vibrant, innovative and inclusive campus that consistently ranks among the top public institutions in the country in research activity, federal funding, graduate education, and core facility support. Students are admitted directly to one of nine subprograms. The BSP prepares candidates for successful careers as researchers, educators, and future leaders of the international biomedical workforce.

Successful completion of the Program culminates with a PhD granted in Biomedical Science and affiliated to a respective subprogram-for example, PhD, Biomedical Science (Microbiology).


Subprogram Contact
Biochemistry Briana Horwath
Cancer Biology Alicia Denman
Cell and Developmental Biology Julie Stark
Free Radical and Radiation Biology Laura Hefley
Immunology Paulette Villhauer
Microbiology Jordan Keller-Wilson
Molecular Medicine Paulette Villhauer
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics Carrie Stasch
Pharmacology Lisa Ringen


Related Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs offered at the University of Iowa include - GeneticsHuman Toxicology, and Neuroscience.