Scientific discovery is a rewarding profession. The next generation of scientists is learning their trade at an exciting time, when so many tools and technologies are available to enhance the acquisition of knowledge.
While Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute's reputation for excellence in basic biomedical research has grown over the last 30 years, the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is relatively young. The Graduate School was founded in 2005 to prepare the next cadre of scientists to drive discovery.
SBP Graduate School is founded on the Institute’s collaborative ethos. The program plays to our strengths in biomedical research, and is supplemented by the technologies being developed here and elsewhere to facilitate breakthroughs in thought and practice.
Galileo Galilei said, ”You cannot teach a person anything; you can only help them find it within.” At SBP, Galileo’s words reflect the didactic, tutorial and laboratory-based focus of our graduate programs. Our program is designed to provide students with solid foundations in biomedical science, while engaging in projects with our biological, chemistry, bioinformatics and engineering faculty, with a focus on one of the main foundations of biomedical science within a laboratory specializing in the area.
The San Diego area is famous for its recreational and scientific opportunities. Here we have a beautiful climate, pristine beaches and proximity to mountains and desert. I encourage you to explore the web pages describing our graduate programs so that you can see for yourself why we are so enthusiastic about science and graduate education at SBP.
- Guy Salvesen, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Graduate Program Mission and Vision
Malene Hansen, Ph.D.
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037