About Us

The Graduate Program in Biotechnology at Brown University provides a student-centered learning experience grounded in the fundamentals of drug and gene delivery, drug discovery, and cell therapy. In close collaboration with faculty mentors, students learn to apply the principles of biology, medicine and science, along with problem-solving skills and critical thinking to a broad spectrum of problems in biotechnology and medicine.

Our Mission

  1. To prepare students for careers of constructive service to society in academia, government, industry and health related fields.
  2. To engage committed students in areas not experienced in their previous academic lives and to bring them to a baseline that will allow them to conduct translational research, from conceptual design through in vivo testing with an eye towards clinical implementation.
  3. To provide interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities to solve problems that will improve the quality of life for those suffering from health-related diseases and disorders.
  • 3

    Research Tracks

    Drug & gene delivery, drug discovery, and cell therapy

  • 2:1

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    Ensures students a high level of interaction, engagement and support from faculty mentors

  • 50+

    Master's student research advisors

    Master's students are able to choose from a wide variety of research projects

Featured Student: Rebecca W.

Rebecca, a Brown Undergraduate who studied Biology and Visual Art, decided to do a 5th Year ScM in the Biotechnology Program. During her 5th Year, Rebecca had the chance to customize her curriculum to fit her interests and did a Master’s thesis on bat echolocation. Rebecca also participated in a co-op experience at C.R. Bard, in which she got exposure to the Biotechnology Industry.