Welcome to GSK

Pictured: Kenneth Marians

Welcome to the Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSK) at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Our mission is to train a new generation of scientists who will advance the frontiers of biomedical knowledge and bridge the gap between laboratory research and real-life clinical challenges.

Our school, which matriculated its first class in  2006, provides an interactive environment in which students train to work in research areas directly applicable to human disease — in particular, cancer. Through our innovative curriculum, students get the full benefit of the close integration of basic science, clinical research, and patient care for which Memorial Sloan Kettering is known.

Between ten and 12 new students join our program each July. From their first day, they become active members of a community of world-class scientists and physicians. Our alumni include a growing number of graduates, the majority of whom have moved on to postdoctoral positions at prestigious institutions.

The school is named after Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., in recognition of his exemplary commitment to Memorial Sloan Kettering, including his service on the Boards of Overseers and Managers and as the current Chair of GSK’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Gerstner’s lead gift was essential in establishing the school.

Our faculty members are internationally renowned scientists who have extensive experience in postgraduate education and maintain a strong commitment to training and mentoring the next generation of biomedical investigators.

We hope that you will join us in this extraordinary and exciting environment.

- Kenneth J. Marians, Dean

The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234; Telephone: 518-474-1551.

Cancer Biology, HEGIS code: 0499.00, has been approved by New York State Education Department as the official program offered by GSK. This program has been registered and is listed on the Department’s Inventory of Registered Programs.

The school can award two graduate degrees: Master of Science (MS), program code: 29204, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), program code: 29205.