The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers a PhD degree program in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology. The program’s purpose is to offer a nationally recognized PhD that is at the intersection of biology, engineering and technology. Progress in Life and Health Sciences comes not only from technological advancements, but just as significantly from bold and creative ideas developed across conventional boundaries, where the merging of approaches and methods leads to novel solutions of complex problems. For example, exciting new fields of study in comparative physiology and medicine, disease ecology, evolutionary genetics, and bioengineering aim to address important societal problems from an interdisciplinary integrative approach. The University of Massachusetts, BMEBT PhD program, transcends departmental boundaries, bringing together scientists, engineers, mathematicians and policy makers to address complex problems . Particular research strengths of our PhD program are in the areas of microbe, plant and animal biotechnology.