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Our interdisciplinary graduate program is designed to train scientists to work as part of an interdisciplinary team to address challenges of global importance while preparing graduates for challenging and rewarding careers in today’s biomedical and biotechnology workforce. Our research intensive program removes traditional barriers of interdisciplinary thinking, training and research at the interface between the life sciences, chemistry, physics and computational biology. From conducting basic cancer research to developing new nanotechnologies, therapeutics, and biofuels, the research happening in our faculty labs is making a difference.

Program History and Quick Facts:

  • On November 3rd, 2011, the Idaho State Board of Education approved the formation of this new interdisciplinary doctoral program in Biomolecular Sciences.
  • In Spring 2016, Cheri Lamb was the first doctoral student to graduate and receive her Ph.D. in Biomolecular Sciences from Boise State University.
  • On June 16, 2016, the Idaho State Board of Education approved the Master of Science in Biomolecular Sciences.
  • We have 22 approved faculty members from the three major science disciplines (Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Physics) and 3 approved affiliate faculty members.
  • As of Fall 2021, we have awarded 26 Ph.D. and 10 M.S. degrees.
  • Our Ph.D. graduates have gone onto tenure-track faculty positions and post-doctoral fellowships at universities/companies.
  • Our M.S. graduates have become highly competitive candidates for medical school/other doctoral programs, related health professions, and other biomedical careers.

Where are we located on campus?

All of our staff offices are located in the Science Building on campus (2133 W Caesar Chavez Ln). For specific contact information and office numbers, please refer to our Contact Us page.

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