Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program


The Cornell University Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Graduate Program is an interdisciplinary umbrella program consisting of outstanding graduate students conducting state-of-the-art basic, clinical and translational life sciences research alongside their world-renowned faculty mentors and other research professionals. Housed in the heart of biomedical research at the Cornell-Ithaca campus in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the BBS program takes advantage of outstanding research facilities, the vibrant Cornell undergraduate campus and strong links to the Weill Cornell Medical College campus in New York City.

The BBS Program fosters a nurturing, student-centered community of scholars that is accessible, engaging and committed to ensuring that our graduate students reach their full potential in research, teaching and professional development. Our BBS Graduate Student Council members are available to help answer your questions about graduate student life in the BBS Program at Cornell. Feel free to connect with them today!

Discovery at Cornell

Lu Huang and Judith AppletonInvading worms cause the body to shut down defenses  When parasitic worms invade muscle tissue, white blood cells called eosinophils rush to scene. more LapD proteinKey to pathogenic slime uncovered Dental plaque, the sludge in hot springs and black slime inside toilets are all examples of biofilms more
Sachi Horibata and Scott CoonrodGene linked to development of skin cancer in mice New research on an enzyme linked to cancer development shows more human cells infected with MERS-CoVStudy reveals how deadly MERS virus enters human cells         Cornell researchers have uncovered details of how the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) enters host cells more