and Health Sciences

Translational research. State-of-the-art laboratories. Award-winning teachers. This is where tomorrow’s scientists and health professionals make an impact. Biomedical research at Mason starts in the classroom and continues at our Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM). Make a difference. Support biomedical research and teaching.

Support Our Departments

Help move Biomedical and Health Sciences forward by supporting a specific department below:

of Biology

Mason’s College of Science undergraduate students in Biology learn in a lab-focused program with hands-on training and award-winning faculty. With 1,300 students majoring in Biology, it is the largest major in the College of Science and second largest at Mason. In spite of the size of the program, the average biology lab size is 24 students.

Department of Chemistry
and Biochemistry

Research is at the heart of every chemistry and biochemistry discipline including biomedicine. Students are trained to answer the unanswered questions by solving complex problems. Our multicultural faculty and staff reflect the student population of the National Capital region, allowing the diverse members of our community to thrive.

School of
Systems Biology

Graduate level systems biology focuses on understanding the structure and function of biological systems through data obtained using theoretical, experimental, and computational methodologies.

Center for Applied Proteomics
and Molecular Medicine

Proteomics—the study of proteins, how they communicate and interact, and how these actions affect biology—is the newest frontier in molecular medicine. Developing new technologies to make new discoveries in the field of disease pathogens and applying these discoveries to implement strategies for disease prevention, early diagnosis and individualized therapy are at the heart of the center’s mission.

Featured Alumnus Story

Joseph Sakran

Joseph Sakran earned his degree in Biology from Mason in 1999. Today, he is an assistant professor of surgery, director of emergency general surgery, and Associate Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. As a former victim of gun violence, Sakran spends a significant portion of his time as a clinician, researcher, and advocate with a primary goal of reducing firearm death and disability in America. To this end, he established the organization @ThisIsOurLane, a platform to help unite healthcare providers and deliver one strong voice in ending gun violence.


We offer a variety of ways to give to the GMU College of Science. Contact our team to learn more about how you can make a real difference.

Audrey Kelaher
Director of Development
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