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Graduate Studies

  • The group of incoming PhD candidates stands on the steps of Pacific Hall

    Welcome to the incoming doctoral candidates!

  • Grad students discuss research during a poster session

    Grad students discuss research during a poster session

  • Gearing up for the UCSD Challenge Course

    Gearing up for the UCSD Challenge Course

  • Communication, focus and teamwork required

    Communication, focus and teamwork required

The Division of Biological Sciences offers 3 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 Spotlight

2015 NSF Recipient, Lindsey Salay

2015 NSF Graduate Fellow

Congratulations to Lindsey Salay (Huberman Lab) for being awarded a 2015 National Science Foundation Fellowship!