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Our faculty pursue a diverse family of research interests ranging from mammalian genetics to virology and bacteriology, with a common grounding in molecular biology, molecular genetics and gene therapy. Offerings include quality training for Ph.D. students through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, and for Masters students through the Masters of Science program or the combined Masters of Science/Masters of Business Administration program.

The Department plays a central role in several interdisciplinary research programs in the University of Florida College of Medicine. Affiliated centers include the Gene Therapy Center, the Center for Mammalian Genetics, and the University of Florida Brain Institute. Our department takes pride in maintaining a very modern scientific perspective and an extremely collegial atmosphere which together foster creativity and a free exchange of ideas.