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Graduate Studies

The Division of Biological Sciences offers 2 distinct graduate programs:

The UC San Diego Biological Sciences program is a partnership between the Division of Biological Sciences and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This creates a powerful and closely linked intellectual community, unified by the broad discipline of biological sciences.

Our programs boast over 100 faculty who provide a supportive and stimulating environment to enable highly talented individuals to develop the skills and experience necessary to become world-class scientists.

Student Spotlights

Five Graduate Students Awarded David Goeddel Fellowships

Five graduate students in the Division of Biological Sciences have been awarded fellowships this year from an endowment established by UC San Diego alumnus and biotechnology pioneer David Goeddel, ’72.


Kyle Begovich Awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

Kyle Begovich, a doctoral student in Professor James Wilhelm’s laboratory, is one of 34 exceptional students pursuing Ph.D.s in the life science who recently received 2016 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.