About BBS

Harvard BBS is a true umbrella program with no departmental boundaries.

You have the freedom to train in any one of our 8 supportive research communities composed from the basic science departments and specialized research programs at Harvard Medical School. The BBS curriculum is flexible; you can tailor your Ph.D. training to suit your scientific interests and goals. Yet it is also dedicated to the skill building so essential to contemporary bioscientists whether in industry, academia, or non-profits. These customizable features in BBS are combined with access to exceptional faculty and cutting-edge facilities to create a world-class graduate program where exciting discoveries are made every day. (See our program overview to learn more.)