The Biomedical Sciences Interdisciplinary Graduate Program is aimed at training scientists with an interest in biomedical sciences. This interdisciplinary graduate training program is administered jointly between the College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. This unique Ph.D. program fills a need for a medically-oriented program for scientists who wish to undertake careers in such areas as implantable medical devices, natural biomaterials, tissue engineered therapies, drug delivery strategies, and diagnostic sensors. This program emphasizes biomedical approaches to diagnose and treat human diseases. Two signature areas of this program are biomedical research in spinal cord injury and nanomedicine approaches to cancer and other diseases.