Application and Recruiting

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BMCB Grad Program Sutphin Lab Robot
BMCB Grad Student Works with robot for lab experiments

Students interested in the BMCB program should apply to the Arizona Biological and Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program (ABBS).

The ABBS program integrates recruiting and admissions for 11 Ph.D. programs in the biological and biomedical sciences. Students are admitted to ABBS with no formal commitment to a particular Ph.D. program and are free to conduct their rotation research in laboratories of faculty associated with any of the programs. Thus, this program provides maximum flexibility for students to explore research opportunities from various perspectives. At the end of rotations, students will matriculate into one of the ABBS-affiliated graduate programs based upon their research interests and choice of dissertation advisor.  Students who matriculate into the BMCB program at the end of these rotations may select a Biochemistry or Molecular & Cellular Biology major.

Visit the ABBS website ( for more information and application instructions.

The University of Arizona Graduate College and the ABBS and BMCB graduate programs are highly committed to recruiting and retaining a talented and diverse student body. Students from racial, ethnic or economic groups that are underrepresented in the biological and biomedical sciences and students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to our program.

If you are a member of one of these groups, you may be eligible for an application fee waiver. To inquire about this program, please contact the ABBS graduate program coordinator, Sophia Feller

BMCB Program Coordinator:

Denise Slay
University of Arizona BMCB Graduate Program
1007 East Lowell Street
Life Sciences South 444
Tucson AZ 85721-0106

Tel: 520-621-1519
Fax: 520-621-3709

ABBS Applications are due Dec 1st!