Education and Careers

PhD program


Program coordinator

Carlo Tacchetti


Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a PhD course in Molecular Medicine aimed to provide excellent guidance, support and training to graduate students interested in understanding the molecular processes underlying human diseases and in designing new approaches for their treatment.

The PhD program operates within IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, enabling the students to do their practical training in the hospital facilities (both clinical departments and research labs). Completion requires 36 months of full-time studies and allows students to undertake a major research project in one of the over 150 research laboratories present in the institute. Students are expected to play an integral part in the life of research community also taking advantage of the many lectures, workshops and seminars organized by IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele.

The PhD course is split into four main research lines (Curricula) that span the broad areas of molecular medicine. The curricula involve more than 90 research units belonging to Ospedale San Raffaele and actively working in the fileds of molecular oncology, neuroscience, genetics, immunology, transplantation and infectious diseases, metabolic and cardiovascular sciences, regenerative medicine and gene therapy, translational genomics and bioinformatics and experimental imaging.


Explore the curricula programs and research units affiliated:

A transversal Program in Gene and Cell Therapy, offers training to students of the four curricula with specific interest in genetic diseases and in development of new gene and cell therapy strategies.

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