Welcome to our Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs!  We are happy you are here. We hope your time at Augusta University will be both enjoyable and fruitful - a graduate experience like no other.  While this will require dedication and hard work on your part, we are committed to providing support and guidance to help you succeed. 

We're Here To Help 

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Jennifer Sullivan, PhD

  • First Year Program Director
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Razel Foster, MBA

  • Academic Program Coordinator

 

Meet a few of our first year students

Why did you choose our Biomedical Science PhD program at AU?

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Josue Zambrano-Carrasco

  • I chose the Biomedical Sciences PhD program at AU because of the research opportunities as well the connection with the hospital, which promotes translational research. Additionally, an important factor in my decision was the ability to choose among 9 different research areas.
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Sheila Ngumbi

  • I chose Biomedical Science PhD Program at AU because of the various departments and different research opportunities it has to offer. I feel that it will provide the best opportunity for me to grow as a research scientist.
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Dima Alhamad

  • One of my reasons for choosing the Biomedical Sciences PhD program at AU, is the diversity of the program. Students can choose to study in one of nine different degrees offered by the program. This is an advantage because it opens opportunities to students, introduces them to researchers from different areas of interest and teaches them to work in collaboration with others.
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Phylicia Allen

  • I chose the Biomedical Sciences PhD program at Augusta University because of the many opportunities for collaboration. I believe collaborations can have many productive outcomes. Additionally, this program focuses on refining an individual’s approach to the research process and developing them to be well-rounded members of the professional world.

 

What are your first impressions of the program so far?

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Sheila Ngumbi

  • The faculty and staff are helpful and have an open-door policy. They have been very supportive as we settle in. The classes are also very exciting and elaborative.
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Elisabeth Mellott

  • I'm really excited about the classes, I've already had so many good discussions and learned some great techniques. I keep having moments that prove I made the right choice just from the great interactions with faculty and returning students
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Casey Cryan

  • My first impressions of the program include the commitment to success and the overall positive environment. Everyone I have met (in my cohort, grad students in years above me, and faculty) are so passionate about their work and excited for new faces to join the community.
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Dima Alhamad

  • I feel that the program is flexible to the desires of the students. There are many ways students can continue their journeys in this program… They get to try working in different areas of research then they would choose the path they enjoy the most and feel comfortable with.

What are your goals for your first year in the program?

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Elisabeth Mellott

  • My goals for the first year are to make lasting connections with faculty and their research along with building strong connections with my classmates! There are a couple of laboratory techniques I would like to have more practice with in my first year so I can't wait to get in the lab!
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Casey Cryan

  • My goals for the first year to take it one day at a time, study hard but enjoy the program. I am excited for rotations, and to narrow down my search for a lab that fits my needs.
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Josue Zambrano-Carrasco

  • One of my main goals for this first year is to identify a potential PI and lab environment to start my research project. Another important goal is forming a network among my peers to collectively succeed in the PhD program.
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Kirstyn Denney

  • My goals for the first year in the program are to succeed in my classes and begin to form my thesis question. I look forward to the opportunities awaiting me throughout the program.