Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences

Doctor and Assistant Lab work

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.
Guru Betageri





Message from the Dean

Guru Betageri, PHD

Welcome to the Western University of Health Sciences, Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences (GCBS) website. GCBS is committed to scholarly excellence and success of students. Our highly accomplished faculty are committed to train and promote interdisciplinary research projects.  We are committed to create new knowledge, prepare for careers in academia pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries.

Graduate students play a major role in research programs.  Being on a campus with several health care programs provides an opportunity to explore future career opportunities in health care professions.

Thank you for your interest in our graduate programs.  

Best Wishes,
Guru Betageri, PhD Interim Dean,
Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences 

GCBS Publications:

GCBS Faculty, Dr. Jessie Atterholt, PhD. publishes paper on the most complete enantiornithine bird fossil from North America

GCBS Assistant Professor, Jessie Atterholt, PhD. with Professor, Matthew Wedel, PhD, Associate Professor of Anatomy COMP-Pomona, recently published a paper featured in several sites and blogs including National Geographichttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/11/new-dinosaur-era-bird-largest-north-america-fossils-paleontology/ZME Sciences https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/enantiornithine-fossils-04233/ , Laboratory Equipment, https://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2018/11/bird-fossil-finally-analyzed-deepens-mystery-extinction , and on the Don’t Mess with Dinosaurs website http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/?p=2202



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…




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