Maine’s Biomedical Graduate Program

Ben King and his team of students work in the Molecular and Biomedical Sciences lab conducting research to unlock the secrets of Zebrafish cellular regrowth and influenza testing.

Maine’s Biomedical Graduate Program

Caitlin Howell and her students Brandon Dixon (MS) and Damon Williams (1st year undergrad) use "bio inspired" 3D printed vascular polymers to help solve problems ranging from delivering medicine to people to detecting dangerous chemicals underground.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE) is a unique, multi-institutional research consortium that pioneers collaborative, transdisciplinary research through Maine’s largest biomedical Ph.D. program and across a vast affiliated faculty network connecting over a dozen departments at the University of Maine and four primary partner institutions of The Jackson Laboratory, the MaineHealth Institute of Research, the MDI Biological Laboratory, and the University of New England.

Mission Statement

The University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE) is a statewide education and research consortium dedicated to the training and professional development of graduate students in biomedical science and engineering. The program provides an innovative multidisciplinary and personalized learning environment that prepares its students for successful careers in diverse professional fields that are critical for Maine and the nation’s future.


The Vision of the GSBSE is to train the next generation of Biomedical Scientists and Engineers to make fundamental discoveries and breakthroughs leading to significant scientific advancements and improvements in human health and wellbeing. By doing so, the GSBSE will be internationally recognized for the quality of its graduates and program.

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