25th Anniversary Celebration

Photo of Mayo Graduate School student symposium

The two-day 25th anniversary event included a student symposium, where current Mayo Graduate School students shared their research projects in presentations and poster sessions.

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences celebrates 25th anniversary

In September 2014, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences celebrated its 25th anniversary during the school's annual fall Student Research Symposium. The celebration highlighted Mayo Clinic's long-standing commitment to scientific discovery and the mission of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to train future leaders in biomedical research and education.

This 25th anniversary celebration was a tribute to:

  • Two and a half decades of visionary institutional leadership and investment
  • Hundreds of brilliant and inquiring students
  • Dedicated mentors
  • Past graduate school leadership teams, including faculty and administrators

Findling Lecture

The Findling Lecture in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences was established in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. Garnet L. Findling, who had been loyal patients and friends of Mayo for more than 30 years.

This year's speaker was Randy Schekman, Ph.D., professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, who was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Dr. Schekman presented the lecture "The Mechanism of Protein and RNA Sorting in the Secretory Pathway."

Alumni panel and presentations

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences alumni returned to discuss their current work in a broad range of settings, including academic medical centers and universities, the biomedical industry, and publishing. In addition, alumni participated in a panel discussion and highlighted how the training they received at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences prepared them for their professional roles.

Student symposium

Photo of Mayo Graduate School student symposium

Current Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students presented outstanding research projects through oral presentations and poster discussions.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

What makes Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences unique?

We offer a unique, guaranteed funding model, elite faculty committed to each student's success, and access to outstanding research training embedded within a premier medical center. Find out why students choose Mayo Clinic for their biomedical research training.

What programs does Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offer?

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has a variety of programs for biomedical research training, including:

How long has Mayo Clinic been involved in biomedical research education?

While Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences was formally established as a degree-granting entity in 1989, Mayo Clinic began preparing candidates for master's and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical sciences in 1915 and awarded the first Ph.D. degree in biochemistry in 1917. Learn more about our history.

How can I support Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences?

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences relies in part on contributions from generous benefactors to support its mission. Learn how you can help support the mission of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to provide outstanding training for future leaders in biomedical research and education.

Photo of Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D., an alumnus of Mayo Graduate School

Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D., a 2006 graduate of Mayo Graduate School, was one of several alumni to speak at the celebration. Today, Dr. Behfar is conducting cardiovascular regenerative medicine research at Mayo Clinic.

Jim Maher, Ph.D., dean of Mayo Graduate School, at the 25th anniversary celebration.

Students listening to speakers at the 25th anniversary celebration.

Jan. 08, 2015