Office of Biomedical Graduate Research, Education & Training (BGREAT)

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The BGREAT office serves as a resource for students seeking to enter doctoral training in the basic sciences. We encourage students at all stages in their undergraduate training to contact the program director, Jon Gottesman, to ask questions and receive mentoring on becoming a graduate student and careers in science.

Affiliated programs

We coordinate and host recruiting and retention activities for graduate students in seven Ph.D. programs:

We also conduct outreach to students considering graduate training via visits to campus and national undergraduate research conferences. If you're going to be in the Twin Cities area, please contact us to schedule a meeting and tour of your programs of interest.

Learn why students choose our biomedical graduate programs