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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences




Peter Rotwein, M.D.

Assistant Vice President of Research

Associate Dean of Research

Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences

Regional Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences




The mission of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is to educate the next generation of scientists and health-related professionals by providing a dynamic research environment oriented to satisfy the learning needs of a multicultural group of students by fostering creativity and discovery.

We welcome you to the Regional Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, where we provide a wealth of opportunity for students to develop their interests and prepare a base of knowledge and experience to pursue a successful career in biomedical research and education.

The Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) is a two year program structured around a core curriculum in biomedical sciences with opportunities for elective courses and research experiences in a broad range of laboratories. Our scientists are energetically exploring the dynamics of cancer cell biology, HIV, West Nile Virus, influenza, nanomedicine, movement disorders, population genetics of psychiatric disorders, degenerative neurological diseases, and genetics of the special senses.

The work of a biomedical scientist is known to include a variety of research, from finding cures for cancer or HIV to discovering new uses for drugs. Additionally, the growing, wide-ranging field of biomedical science encourages ever-changing career opportunities for a MBS graduate.

Please click the application link to the right or call (915) 215-4157 for additional information. We thank you for your interest and look forward to supporting your creativity in the advancement of new knowledge to address complex health issues.


  Program Curriculum


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Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research (SABR) Program

Applications September 1, 2014 - February 27, 2015

  • 10 week summer internship (June 1- August 7, 2015)
  • Paid Internship (after completing 10 week program)
  • Laboratory experience
  • Application open to undergraduate students 

SABR El Paso Application 

SABR Guidelines

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