The Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program offers a track in Biomedical Materials Science that gives students a solid background in materials science and biomaterials through structured course work and a hands-on research project. Graduates will possess the necessary skills for research careers in academia as well as industry. Entering students must have an undergraduate degree in engineering, science, or healthcare.
The education of the student focuses on the fundamental understanding of materials science and the biological principles that govern the response to biomedical materials and devices when implanted in the body. Students are educated through didactic instruction, laboratories, and involvement in active research projects.
Depending on a student’s educational background (biological sciences, engineering), additional didactic instruction is provided. Students are educated in various ways to prepare them as well-rounded researchers. For example:
In the past six years, our graduate students have:
With such a multifaceted training approach, the Ph.D. graduates from our program have secured gainful employment in academia, government, and industry.
The BMS Ph.D. program is truly inter-disciplinary, as evidenced by the student backgrounds listed below.
Aya Ali B.D.S., M.S. in Biomaterials Year Joined Program: 2019
Michael Roach, Ph.D.
Lohitha Kalluri B.D.S., M.S. in Dental Surgery Year Joined Program: 2019
Randall Williamson, Ph.D.
Laura Alberto B.D.S. Year Joined Program: 2020
Paul Turner, Ph.D.
Jaccare Jauregui B.D.S., M.S. in Dentistry, Dental Clinic Year Joined Program: 2021
Gaurav Joshi, Ph.D.
Sheetal Chowdhury B.S. Biomedical Engineering Year Joined Program: 2021
Andrew Weeks, Ph.D.
Chipo Chapusha B.S. Biomedical Engineering Technology Year Joined Program: 2021
Bhuvaneswari Gurumurthy, Ph.D.
Kshetra Challapalli M.D. Year Joined Program: 2021
Jared Cobb, Ph.D.*
* While at the Ph.D. program, Jared applied for and received a grant and fellowship from the United States Department of Agriculture to pursue his Ph.D. project.
Amisha Parekh B.D.S. Year Joined Program: 2021
Haden Johnson, Ph.D.
Kartikeya Singh Jodha, Ph.D.
Riya TitusB.S. Biomedical Engineering Year Joined Program: 2022
Megha Satpathy, Ph.D.
Aditya KunapareddyB.D.S.Year Joined Program: 2022
Kadie Nobles, Ph.D.
For more information on application procedures, financial aid and faculty, contact:
Dr. Susana Salazar MarochoDirector, Graduate Programs in Biomedical Materials Science(601) 984-6170
University of Mississippi Medical CenterSchool of DentistryDepartment of Biomedical Materials Science2500 N. State St., D528Jackson, MS 39216-4505(601) 984-6170