Why We Are Unique

More Than a University

The Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Emory University provides our students with the opportunity to work with world-renowned researchers who are located on, or near, the Emory campus.

Unique Opportunities

Emory University is one of the major biological research and medical referral centers in the Southeast.

  • Over 12,000 graduate, undergraduate and professional students.
  • Trends in NIH funding rank us among the fastest growing Medical Centers in the U.S.
  • Nationally, over the last ten years Emory typically has ranked 16th or 17th among medical schools that receive NIH research dollars.
  • Emory has ranked at or near the top of institutions for students with NIH predoctoral fellowships.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and investigators.
  • Beautiful campus located 6 miles east of downtown Atlanta.

World Class Relationships

Interdisciplinary Programs Training You for Success

Modern biological research is interdisciplinary. This type of research is central to the Graduate Division. The O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, and the Rollins School of Public Health are all adjacent to one another and house faculty from multiple departments, including Biochemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Human Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology. Division faculty are also drawn from the departments of Anthropology, Chemistry, Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Surgery.

The resources and faculty available to our graduate students provide them with the necessary training to excel. The Division has over 400 students in various stages of graduate training and last year they were primary or co-authors on more than 200 research papers or abstracts. The training our students receive prepares them for jobs in many different career areas, including faculty and postdoctoral positions at top research universities, prestigious institutions such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and positions in government and the pharmaceutical industry.