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Our innovative doctoral program includes the following key features:

  • Approximately four to five years from matriculation to Ph.D.
  • A broad representation of the biological sciences
  • A first year with course work and laboratory rotations in separate phases
  • Emphasis on the principles of scientific reasoning and logic as well as the importance of ethics and effective communication
  • Continued advanced course instruction throughout the graduate curriculum
  • Extensive mentoring and support in large part through our “two-tier” mentoring program


Alexander Gann

Message from Dean Alexander Gann

Welcome to the Watson School of Biological Sciences....

International camp counselors tour CSHL

International camp counselors tour CSHL

July 10, 2018

Counselors from the North Shore Holiday House camp toured CSHL to learn about its innovative research...

Ngoc (Tumi) Tran

Coming to CSHL is one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.

Ngoc (Tumi) Tran
Entering Class of 2015