A PhD from the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is like no other. With leading-edge science, unparalleled resources, and unique clinical experience, our graduate program is designed to create scientific leaders who will discover the next generation of cures.
Our innovative curriculum is for independent students who thrive in an interactive, challenging and creative research environment. Doctoral research can be pursued in diverse areas with top basic and translational research faculty supported by state-of-the-art facilities. Beyond our global leadership in pediatric oncology, St. Jude has superb programs in infectious diseases, genetic and blood disorders, neurological diseases and drug discovery, and world-class basic research in cell and molecular biology, chemical biology, developmental neurobiology, immunology, host-microbe interactions and structural biology.
Clinical care experience is a fundamental component of the program. Students interact extensively with medical experts and follow St. Jude patients from the beginning of their first year.
Throughout training, students are supported by generous benefits, extraordinary core facilities, and a collaborative, close-knit environment — all in the heart of the vibrant, musical city of Memphis.