Student and Alumni Affairs

The Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope places a strong emphasis on translational research: integrating discoveries in basic science with practical application to treatment of cancer and other degenerative diseases. Our campus provides a welcoming, collegial atmosphere where communication and collaboration thrive.
City of Hope has an excellent reputation for training both predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. Our Ph.D. students routinely go on to prestigious postdoctoral fellowships and highly-coveted positions in both academia and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Our students come from diverse backgrounds - the U.S., France, Canada, Russia, Bulgary, Tunisia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hongkong, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, Iran, Korea, China, Japan and other countries. This diversity creates a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and creative potential, helping each student thrive and grow.