School of Graduate Studies

Preparing future scientists and academic physicians to decipher the building blocks of life—and use them to open new frontiers.

Time-tested. Nobel-approved.

We've been at the forefront of biomedical research since 1956, when we launched our graduate program. A Downstate faculty member, Dr. Robert Furchgott, won a Nobel Prize for his work with nitric oxide. His research revolutionized the way we treat strokes, heart attacks, impotence and more. Other Downstate researchers developed the first heart-lung machine, and helped invent the MRI.

Ph.D. - Molecular & Cellular Biology Ph.D. - Neural & Behavioral Science Ph.D. - Biomedical Engineering MD/Ph.D. Program

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University School of Graduate Studies Program Video

Big city. Big research.

To us, caring for our community is about more than treatment. It's about contributing to breakthroughs that improve the health of people here and around the world.

$49.6 million Annual research funding

Among all SUNY campuses, SUNY Downstate is ranked in the top five for winning research grants.

2 World-class partners

We offer joint programs with the Polytechnic Institute of NYU and SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

50,000 Square footage of the Advanced Biotechnology Park

Biomedical engineering is a growing field. See how commercial research works in the labs at our biotech incubator.


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