The division of biology & biomedical sciences

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Who We Are


Beyond the Lab

What Will You Discover?

PhD Training Programs

The Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis is organized into 11 academic programs:

Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology

Computational and Systems Biology

Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology

Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology

Human and Statistical Genetics


Molecular Cell Biology

Molecular Genetics and Genomics 
Currently ranked No. 1 in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report*

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis


Plant and Microbial Biosciences

Prospective students apply to the Division rather than to an individual program. Students are admitted into a specific program but may change their program affiliation as their interests develop.

The Division’s faculty members come from 38 university-wide schools and departments. Currently, there are more than 500 faculty members in DBBS.

Want to learn more about our faculty? Check out the latest DBBS Faculty Spotlight here.


*tied with MIT and Stanford