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Research with Dr. DewhurstRochester’s MSTP exists to train the next generation of physician scientists to use clinical observations to fuel basic research, and to translate that research back into clinical tools. The keystone of this approach is completion of a rigorous Ph.D. program in the student’s field of interest. MSTP students have a wide variety of research opportunities available, with numerous programs in basic, biomedical, translational and public health sciences throughout state-of-the-art facilities in the School of Medicine & Dentistry, Strong Memorial Hospital, the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center , the Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building (KMRB), and the Saunders Research Building.

Tip: Due to the vast number of departments, centers, and institutes, it is often easiest to search faculty through graduate program pages or by basic science department.

Participating Graduate Programs

Program Department(s) Degree(s)
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Interdepartmental Biochemistry
Biology Biology (River Campus) Biology
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (River Campus) Biomedical Engineering
Biophysics & Structural Biology Interdepartmental Biophysics
Brain & Cognitive Sciences Brain & Cognitive Sciences (River Campus) Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Chemistry Chemistry (River Campus) Chemistry
Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology Pharmacology & Physiology Pharmacology & Physiology
Epidemiology Public Health Sciences, Division of Epidemiology Epidemiology
Genetics, Genomics & Development Biochemistry
Biomedical Genetics
Biomedical Genetics
Health Services Research & Policy Public Health Sciences, Division of Health Services Research & Policy Health Services Research & Policy
Immunology, Microbiology & Virology Microbiology & Immunology Microbiology & Immunology
Neuroscience Neurobiology & Anatomy and Interdepartmental Neurobiology & Anatomy
Pathways of Human Disease Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Interdepartmental Pathology
Statistics Biostatistics & Computational Biology Statistics
Toxicology Environmental Medicine Toxicology
Translational Biomedical Science Interdepartmental Translational Biomedical Science