St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

About Us

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Our Mission

The mission of the St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is to educate and train future generations of scientists seeking to understand the molecular basis of human disease and develop novel therapies based on that understanding.

Our Vision

The St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is designed to maximize student potential through self-directed learning, with guidance by world-renowned researchers and clinicians. Instruction is given in a dynamic environment that annually provides education and training to more than 200 affiliated undergraduate and graduate students, 300 postdoctoral fellows, 170 medical students, and 45 clinical fellows. Collaborative and translational research enables students to choose individualized paths to success and leadership in scientific discovery. These opportunities also raise awareness of the value and urgent need to develop young scientists who will discover cures and advance treatments for catastrophic childhood diseases.

Board of Trustees

Camille F. Sarrouf, Sr.
Partner/Senior Counsel, Sarrouf Law, LLP

William E. Troutt, PhD
President, Rhodes College

Steven J. Bares, PhD, MBA
President and Executive Director, Memphis Bioworks Foundation

James I. Morgan, PhD
Chair, Department of Developmental Neurobiology, and Interim Co-Scientific Director, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Stephen W. White, DPhil
Chair, Department of Structural Biology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Dean, St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences