Message from the Dean

Portrait picture of Dr. Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy in white coat

We welcome you to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) L. Frederick Francis Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, where we provide a wealth of opportunity for students to develop and enhance their scientific interests and prepare a base of knowledge and experience to pursue successful careers in biomedical research and related fields. Our formula for success includes comprehensive coursework, sustained laboratory experiences, and training in scholarship and inter-professional teamwork while in school, so that our students are prepared for their professional futures.

TTUHSC El Paso is the only health sciences center along the U.S.-Mexico border that provides an environment for direct intellectual and interpersonal exchanges among graduate researchers, nursing, and medical students on one campus. The Francis Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is the only school of higher education in El Paso to offer an interactive and collaborative environment for students to learn alongside future physicians and nurses. Those collaborations provide a framework that can continue after graduation and will make our students exceptional health care professionals, educators, and researchers.

Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D.
L. Frederick Francis Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences