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.
B.D.S., M.S. in Biomaterials Year Joined Program: 2019
Michael Roach, PhDProfessor
Lohitha Kalluri B.D.S., M.S. in Dental Surgery Year Joined Program: 2019
Yuanyuan Duan, PhD, MS, BDSAssociate Professor
Laura Alberto B.D.S. Year Joined Program: 2020
Jaccare Jauregui B.D.S., M.S. in Dentistry, Dental Clinic Year Joined Program: 2021
Susana Salazar Marocho, PhD, MS, BDSAssistant Professor and Graduate Program Director
Sheetal Chowdhury B.S. Biomedical Engineering Year Joined Program: 2021
Amol Janorkar, PhDProfessor and Chair
Chipo Chapusha B.S. Biomedical Engineering Technology Year Joined Program: 2021
Kshetra Challapalli M.D. Year Joined Program: 2021
R. Scott Williamson, PhDAssociate Professor
Amisha Parekh B.D.S. Year Joined Program: 2021
Riya TitusB.S. Biomedical Engineering Year Joined Program: 2022
Jason A Griggs, PhD, FADMProfessor and Associate Dean for Research
Aditya KunapareddyB.D.S.Year Joined Program: 2022
Michael Roach, Ph.D.
Randall Williamson, Ph.D.
Paul Turner, Ph.D.
Gaurav Joshi, Ph.D.
Andrew Weeks, Ph.D.
Bhuvaneswari Gurumurthy, Ph.D.
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.
Haden Johnson, Ph.D.
Kartikeya Singh Jodha, Ph.D.
Megha Satpathy, 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