Message from Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences

Dear Aspiring Students,

We are witnessing a golden age in the biomedical sciences. A limitless parade of discoveries and technologies continue to advance our knowledge of the world. They present new approaches to combat human diseases. The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at NYU School of Medicine provides a solid path leading to a PhD or MD/PhD. Our mission is to train the next generation of researchers so that you too could contribute to breakthroughs and advance society at large in many ways.

Becoming an accomplished researcher requires an inquisitive mind and perseverance. It also calls for active mentorship and hands-on research experience. Sackler students receive rigorous training to become independent scientists. They learn to hone innate curiosity, be critical thinkers, versatile problem solvers, team players, and future leaders. The faculty instill a strong sense of social and ethical responsibility through dedicated ethics training and continued interactions with our diverse research community.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about the Sackler Institute and discover the exceptional nature of our degree programs. You are welcome to contact us if you have questions.


Naoko Tanese, PhD
Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences
Director, Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Professor, Department of Microbiology