The PhD in animal biotechnology and biomedical sciences (ABBS) program offers research opportunities that foster creative excellence, technical mastery, intellectual independence, and expertise for careers in academia or the biotechnology industry.

The ABBS graduate program provides rigorous and comprehensive training. Students work with faculty members whose research encompasses such areas as immunology, infectious disease, developmental biology, reproductive biology, and toxicology. Research topics focus on issues directly relevant to humans and agriculturally important animals including cancer and COVID-19.

The ABBS graduate program is housed primarily in the state-of-the-art Integrated Sciences Building, with laboratories equipped for tissue culture, micromanipulation of cells and embryos, protein purification, genetic engineering, molecular biology, fluorescence microscopy, and flow cytometry. Our faculty’s strong commitment to quality graduate education is evidenced by the continued placement of ABBS graduates in excellent career and postdoctoral positions around the world.