The Arizona Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program integrates recruiting and admissions for eight graduate PhD programs in biological and biomedical sciences: Cancer Biology (CBIO), Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM), Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB),Genetics (GENE), Immunobiology (IMB), Medical Pharmacology (MP), Physiological Sciences (PS), and Plant Sciences (PLS). Students with interests in any of these PhD programs should apply through the ABBS.
Students are admitted to the ABBS with no formal commitment to a particular PhD program. Entering students will perform three laboratory rotations with faculty in any of the participating graduate programs. This provides maximum flexibility for students to explore various fields of study. Students with identified goals can focus immediately on a particular research area and program. During the rotation period, students will be part of research-based interest groups led by one of the six programs.
At the end of the third rotation, students join a lab and matriculate into one of the eight participating graduate programs. Click on one of the links below for more information about the participating programs. Click on the Graduate Program Information link to learn more about prerequisites and course requirements.