Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

The Cornell University Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Graduate Program is an interdisciplinary umbrella program consisting of outstanding graduate students conducting state-of-the-art basic, clinical and translational life sciences research alongside their world-renowned faculty mentors and other research professionals. Housed in the heart of biomedical research at the Cornell-Ithaca campus in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the BBS program takes advantage of outstanding research facilities, the vibrant Cornell undergraduate campus and strong links to the Weill Cornell Medical College campus in New York City.

The BBS Program fosters a nurturing, student-centered community of scholars that is accessible, engaging and committed to ensuring that our graduate students reach their full potential in research, teaching and professional development. Our BBS Graduate Student Council members are available to help answer your questions about graduate student life in the BBS Program at Cornell. Feel free to connect with them today!

Lisa Fortier and Russ Warren

Animal joint surgeries may lead to human repairs A pair of unique surgical procedures performed on animals promises to revolutionize may improve tests more

Pica in pregnant teens inked to low iron In study of 158 pregnant teenagers in Rochester, New York, nearly half engaged in pica, the craving and intentional consumption of ice, cornstarch, vacuum dust, baby powder and soap, and other nonfood items,  more

New tool identifies therapeutic proteins in a 'snap' In human and bacterial cells, glycosylation - the chemical process of attaching complex sugar molecules to proteins - is as fundamental as it gets, affecting every biological mechanism from cell signaling to immunity to inflammation. more

LapD protein

Key to pathogenic slime uncovered Dental plaque, the sludge in hot springs and black slime inside toilets are all examples of biofilms more

developing heartOptogenetics shed light on cardiac,  lung, immune disease New technologies involving optogenetics proteins, which use light to control and observe cells with unprecendented precision, have begun to illuminate more