Biomedical Sciences At Florida Tech
Welcome to the Biomedical Sciences Program! These are truly exciting times in the field of Biomedicine. The development of new tools, including CRISPR, have been transformative for our capacity biomedical research. Strong public support is enabling exciting new discoveries in academic laboratories. Significant investments by industry are transforming these discoveries into medical advances. Together, these provide plentiful job opportunities for our students. These encouraging trends have been further strengthened by the recent pandemic.
The biomedical sciences program at Florida Tech spans basic cellular and molecular biology, biotechnology, and translational research approaches towards understanding, preventing, and treating human diseases. Focus areas in the program include aging, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases.
The program offers the following degrees: PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology, MS in Cell and Molecular Biology, MS in Cell and Molecular Biology, MS in Biotechnology, BS in Biochemistry, BS in Genomics and Molecular Genetics, and BS in Biomedical Science. The program is housed in the Gordon L. Nelson Health Sciences Building and the F.W. Olin Life Sciences Building. Facilities include research and teaching laboratories, a molecular biology core facility and an advanced imaging center.
Biomedical Sciences Faculty
List of Faculty Members
Dr Melissa Borgen, Assistant Professor
Dr Julia Grimwade, Emeritus Professor
Dr Eric Guisbert, Associate Professor and Program Chair
Dr Karen Kim Guisbert, Assistant Professor
Dr Alan Leonard, Emeritus Professor
Dr Kenia Nunes, Associate Professor
Dr Andrew Palmer, Associate Professor
Dr Charles Polson, Associate Professor
Dr Shaohua Xu, Associate Professor