Transdisciplinary Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences (TBBS) Training Program

The Transdisciplinary Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences (TBBS) Program, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), aims to provide fellows with an interdisciplinary and collaborative setting for doctoral training in biomedical research, implement effective evidence-based strategies for doctoral research training, and to prepare fellows for diverse roles in the biomedical workforce through the participation in various workshops and events.


The TBBS Program provides:

  • $25,836 annual stipend plus tuition for the first 2 years
  • Competitive funding up to 5 years for a biomedical/biomolecular Ph.D. at FIU
  • Travel funding to professional meetings
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Professional skills and career development
  • Internship opportunities for students interested in industry career paths
  • Consistent and trained mentoring


To qualify, students must:

  • Have a U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Have a research interest in biomolecular or biomedical sciences
  • Have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Be a full-time student (9 credits in the fall and spring semesters, 6 credits in the summer semester)
  • Be admitted as a first-year student next fall 2023 by one of the following FIU Ph.D. programs:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Public Health
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering


Applicants must provide:

Applications are due March 15!


Program Leadership

Dr. Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh

TBBS Program Director & Distinguished University Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Lidia Kos

TBBS Program Director, Associate Dean, University Graduate School, & Professor, Department of Biological Science

Support Staff

Claudia Balzán