Comparative Biosciences


adjective \ˌbī-ō-ˈme-di-kəl\

1:  of or relating to biomedicine

2:  of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical science

The Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBMS) Graduate Degree Program offers the M.S. or Ph.D. degree through exceptional graduate research training in core areas of animal and human health. The program’s areas of focus include genomics, infectious disease, immunology, molecular and cellular biology, neuroscience, oncology, pathology, pharmacology and toxicology, physiology and virology.

The program’s faculty trainers are housed primarily in four academic departments in the UW School of Veterinary Medicine as well as a diverse array of departments throughout the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.

The CBMS program draws its strength from the superb research and teaching of its faculty, its unique integrative structure, and the outstanding reputation of the UW-Madison campus, which is consistently ranked as one of the best graduate institutions in the nation. The program tailors its research strategies and academic curricula to the specific needs of each student. Graduates from the program are highly successful in the biotechnology industry and at top-ranked research institutions in the United States and abroad.