1. PhD in Biomedical Sciences
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Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutics

The Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutics multidisciplinary training area provides cutting-edge training at the intersection between computation and experiments, to train you as part of the next generation of biomedical scientists. At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, we facilitate discovery and development of chemical probes to study the pathophysiology of human diseases, aiming at new therapeutics and personalized medicine.

We provide an educational environment in disease mechanisms and therapeutics that fosters all the training you need to discover and design new drug-like molecules that can modulate the function of biological systems. As a student in the program, you will gain a thorough understanding of drugs and drug targets under investigation using a variety of approaches ranging from structural, computational, molecular, and cell biology to biochemistry and synthetic chemistry. You will also gain a deep understanding of biological systems and disease states through training that emphasizes a quantitative, predictive understanding of physiology, pharmacology, organ-level research, and animal studies.

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