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The Department of Immunotherapeutics and Biotechnology offers cutting-edge laboratory investigation combined with exceptional academic education for students interested in a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Biotechnology or a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Our nationally renowned faculty members have received grants from NIH, CPRIT, DOD, and private foundations, as well as numerous faculty, research, and professional awards. Research focus areas include immunotherapy, cancer genetics, nanotechnology, drug repurposing, drug resistance, drug delivery, angiogenesis, innate immunity in cancer, oncolytic viruses, tumor microenvironment.

We are currently accepting applications for the M.S. in Biotechnology and the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences programs. Click here for more information about the M.S. in Biotechnology Program. Click here for more information about the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program.

About Abilene

Abilene is a delightful little town in the heart of West Texas. Often referred to as the Big Country, Abilene is a mid-sized city with a small town atmosphere. This west Texas town has interests for a variety of enthusiasts. From miniature golf to 18 hole golf courses; hiking, biking, bowling, museums, parks, live music, and great food make Abilene a great place to live. Home to several major universities, colleges, and technical schools, this Big Country town fosters a thriving student population. In addition to the bustling student life, the area contains beautiful scenery and unique flora and fauna; great for exploration. The area’s commerce district contains businesses whose roots can be traced throughout the history of Abilene. First Financial Bank, The Grace Museum, and the Paramount Theater are just a few. Abilene is home to Dyess Air Force Base, established in 1942. Abilene’s rich heritage and compelling history are here for you to discover.

Abilene is home to many outdoor activites as well as indoor fun and games. Highlighted below are some of the fun things to do in Abilene, Texas.  


Hiking, biking, geocache, bird watching, fishing, swimming, camping, and much much more. More info

Multiple lakes in the area for fishing, swimming, and outdoor fun. More info 

State regulations and laws regarding fishing here

Local parks in Abilene are a great place to relax. Locals enjoy picnicking, kite flying, frisbee, flag football, and much more while visiting our serene parks. More information

With a rich history and culture, Abilene is a wonderful place to investigate the historical significance of West Texas. More info

Abilene is home to numerous live  venues, movie theaters, including the historic Paramount Theater, and night spots. Click here for more information

Looking for more fun? Abilene has numerous golf courses, as well as the oldest continually operating miniature golf course in Texas, Play Faire Park. Locals also enjoy bowling, laser tag, billiards, racing, and more. More info



Kimberly Sullivan

Graduate Program Manager

(325) 696-0571