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PhD in Biomedical Sciences


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University offers a PhD program for students wishing to acquire scientific knowledge and technical skills in the focus areas of Clinical Sciences, Infectious Diseases, Digestive Diseases, Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology, and Pathology


The goal of all of our research tracks is to train students to become leaders in the field in preparation for careers in research and academic medicine.

This track focuses on naturally occurring disease models of companion animals (cats, dogs, and horses) to study spontaneous rather than experimentally induced models of diseases.

Dr. Beamer at microscope

This track prepares students to conduct independent research in comparative hepatobiliary diseases. The program is led by a diverse group of scientists with both clinical and basic science research backgrounds.

Dr. Hoffman in his lab

This track is to prepare scientists to become future research and academic leaders in the field of infectious diseases. Emphasis is placed on the interactions of pathogenic and opportunistic microogranisms with the normal and immunodeficient host.

MS-IDGH students and instructors in the classroom

This track trains students to become leaders in the field in preparation for careers in research and academic medicine. The program focuses on the role of reproductive biology and neurobiology in the fields of veterinary and human medicine. 

MSIDGH students and faculty in the lab

This track focuses on comparative pathology and translational medicine and is available to post-BS or post-DVM students seeking a PhD. The founding philosophy of One Health in the training of health professionals here drives our commitment to a maintain a strong program. 

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