Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences

The GCBS will train highly skilled, dedicated and caring biomedical researchers and future practitioners for entry into academia, industry or the medical professions. To that end, the GCBS strives to graduate humanistic professionals who will produce new biomedical knowledge and practice their healthcare professions with a deeper and broader understanding of the dynamic sciences underlying the treatment of patients.

Michel BaudryMessage from the Dean


Scientific advances are moving at an unprecedented pace and it is now conceivable to think that the next generation of graduate students will revolutionize the way diseases are going to be treated as well as the way health care is going to be delivered. The Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences (GCBS) is committed to train this next generation of students and to provide them the experience, background and skills they will need to be the leaders in this revolution.


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GCBS Dean, Michel Baudry, PhD has recently published a paper in Scientific Reports

The laboratory of GCBS Dean Michel Baudry, PhD, just published a paper in Scientific Reports, which identifies a new link between calpain-2 activation and tau hyperphosphorylation/aggregation, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which affects many athletes. This might open the way for new treatments for AD and CTE, a goal pursued by NeurAegis, the start-up company co-founded by several WesternU faculty members.

Wang, Y., Hall, R.A., Lee, M., Kamgar-parsi, A., Bi, X. and Baudry, M. The tyrosine phosphatase PTPN13/FAP-1 links calpain-2, TBI and tau phosphorylation. Scientific Reports | 7: 11771 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-12236-3.

Dr. Christina Goode and Dr. Colleen Talbot presented at the Associate for Medical Education Conference in Helsinki, Finland

Dr. Christina Goode, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in GCBS, gave the oral presentation, “A Mission-Driven Special Master’s Program Helps Increase Diversity in Professional Schools,” with collaborator Dr. Colleen Talbot, Professor of Physiology, COMP-Northwest, at the recent AMEE meeting (Association for Medical Education) in Helsinki. AMEE is a worldwide organization with members in 90 countries on five continents that promotes international excellence in education in the health care professions across the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education.




About Our Programs


Two Master programs are offered:

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS)

Master of Sciences in Medical Sciences (MSMS)





The mission of the Western University of Health Sciences Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences is: “To provide fundamental principles and training in the development of highly skilled and caring biomedical researchers and practitioners.” More…



  • GCBS Dean publishes in Scientific Reports.
  • GCBS Professor, Christina Goode Presents at AMEE Conference
  • GCBS Professor, Q. Quinn Li Ph.D. Published a research paper in The Plant Journal


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