We are eager for you to consider joining our community of scholars. Graduate school is transformative. With our challenge and support, you will develop from a consumer of scientific information into a creator and disseminator of new knowledge. Your research apprenticeship and the other rich social and academic offerings here will drive your acquisition of leadership skills, leading to a career in any one of many sectors that make use of your PhD education. The Roy and Diana Vagelos Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) will provide you with the collegial community to guide you through this intense period of professional growth.
Becoming a successful bioscientist requires multidisciplinary training and mastery of integrated sciences. DBBS is ideally positioned to promote scientific training and discovery at the interfaces of disciplines, where the most important scientific breakthroughs occur. For 50 years, our PhD programs have operated at those frontiers. We are proud that our graduates translate skills forged in graduate training into leadership positions in academia, industry, writing, law, and other diverse careers.
As a product of DBBS training myself, I know that our faculty, staff, and current students are all committed to your success. We value open communication, clear expectations, and hard work. Our community will celebrate successes and grieve failures with you. Reach out to me or any of our outstanding prospective mentors with questions about training at Washington University in St. Louis.
Steve Mennerick, PhD
Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Education
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Feighner Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology
Vice Chair for Research, Psychiatry
Scientific Director, Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research