Dean's Message

Michael Chin

Biomedical science is a dynamic and complex discipline, and the frontiers of human knowledge continue to expand outward. The mission of Tufts University’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) is to train the next generation of scientists to thrive within this discipline. Our vision is to promote personal and professional excellence by fostering the development of core competencies, wellness and resilience, and the recognition of unmet needs while exploring the boundaries of biomedical science.

We bring together committed faculty and talented students in a collaborative and supportive environment who will partner to probe the fundamental mechanisms of biological phenomena, unravel the molecular mechanisms of disease, develop and implement novel therapeutics, and translate scientific discoveries into durable healthcare solutions. Our key values of excellence, humanism, social responsibility, and professionalism align with those of Tufts University School of Medicine and further include culturally competent mentoring, collaboration across disciplines, and inclusion.

Tufts graduates are prepared to embrace complexity and adapt to meet future challenges in biomedical science. Our faculty are committed to the training of our students and postdoctoral scholars. Students work closely with their dissertation advisors to create unique and important discoveries and enjoy the support of other faculty who serve on their highly interactive thesis advisory committees. Our geographic location in downtown Boston positions us among the greatest concentration of biomedical companies in the world, with access to global leaders in healthcare, higher education, and emerging technologies.

Our graduates excel in academia, biotechnology and pharma, scientific writing, and a wide array of science-based careers. As dean, I am committed to recruiting the best candidates, fostering the development of their skills, and providing them with the tools and resources to ensure their long-term success as they transition to accomplished alumni.

Michael T. Chin, MD, PhD, Dean ad interim