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Doctoral Studies

The School of Biological Sciences offers 2 distinct graduate programs:

The UC San Diego Biological Sciences program is a partnership between the School 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.

Graduate News

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Six Biological Sciences Graduate Students Selected for 2023 NSF Research Fellowships

Five-year awards support outstanding students pursuing advanced STEM degrees

Six UC San Diego School of Biological Sciences graduate students have been awarded 2023 Graduate Research Program (GRFP) fellowships by the National Science Foundation (NSF)