Graduate students

Join our diverse MBB graduate student community and explore world-class research opportunities in a wide range of disciplines including nucleic acid function, genomics and bioinformatics, cell and developmental biology, structural biology, immunology and more.

Attention: COVID-19 updates

In an effort to keep our community of students, faculty and staff safe, we have shifted many of our teaching and community strategies in response to COVID-19. However, please note we are accepting applications for the Spring/Fall 2021 terms.

Please review our COVID-19 Admission FAQs for the latest answers to all your most pressing questions about what joining SFU during this temporary shift towards digital education will look like.

Program Overview

The MBB Graduate Program offers advanced education and research training for careers in academia, industry, and government. Our MSc and PhD degree programs emphasize hands-on research in combination with relevant coursework. Graduate students have abundant opportunities to develop their skills in a highly collaborative environment, and to participate in a variety of social events organized by the MBB Graduate caucus.

We support equity, diversity and inclusion, and all students accepted into the Graduate Program are ensured a full stipend.

Prospective Students

Current Students



Post-Doc Experience