• Shared Space

    Shared Space

    A quarter of Brown’s students are PhD and master’s candidates. The scale and culture of the University encourage close mentoring at all levels.  

  • Research Matters!

    Research Matters!

    Celebrating 125 of graduate study at Brown, eight graduate students and two alumni gave brief talks at this Fall Weekend event on "why my research matters." Topics ranged from teaching citizenship to what medical history tells us about broken hearts. Watch the videos.

  • Empowering Support

    Empowering Support

    "What I like about the five-year guarantee is that it incentivizes collaboration," says Meghan Kallman about doctoral funding at Brown. "The guarantee also meant I could take intellectual risks and try out new ideas." Read More.

  • Effective Mentoring

    Effective Mentoring

    Stuart Geman "changed my perspective on thinking and learning," says Guangyao  Zhou, a PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics, about his advisor. “Stu cares about the problem and not just the statistical methods. He always learns about the problem first.” Read More.

  • Master's Education

    Master's Education

    The 14 actors in the 2015 Brown/Trinity Rep MFA program are preparing for March showcases for the industry in New York and Los Angeles.  The MFA program is one of 28 master’s programs, ranging from Computer Science to Public Affairs. Read more.

  • Becoming a Scholar

    Becoming a Scholar

    “In the last year or two, I realized there might be a handful of people who have as much knowledge as I have on my very specialized area” in the history of photography, says Monica Bravo. She also has developed a teaching portfolio and secured grants. Read more.

  • Open Graduate Education

    Open Graduate Education

    PhD student Adam Nitenson is pursuing an innovation-management master’s degree through the Open Graduate Education program. “I want to strengthen my science communication skills,” says the neuroscience researcher. Read more

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News and Announcements

Reducing Myc Gene Activity Extends Healthy Lifespan in Mice

A team of scientists based at Brown University, including lead author and Pathobiology doctoral student Xiaoai Zhao, have found that reducing expression of a fundamentally important gene called Myc significantly increased the healthy lifespan of laboratory mice, the first such finding regarding this gene in a mammalian species.

10 Graduate Students Enter BEST Program

Seven doctoral and three master's students are exploring university administration as part of the fifth cohort of the Brown Executive Scholars Training program, which kicked off this week. The Graduate School’s 12-week program helps to prepare doctoral and advanced master's students for administrative careers.

Researchers Study Marine Ecological Changes at Easter Island

In the waters of Easter Island:

Late last year, professor Jon Witman and doctoral student Robert Lamb, both of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department, spent three weeks studying coral and other marine life in the waters around Easter Island, part of a research project led by Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Chile. Unlike most of the world, the coral around Easter Island appears to be increasing.