Located in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, the program brings together faculty in the biological sciences throughout Harvard University. The Medical Area, which includes the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School and a cluster of hospitals, comprises one of the most concentrated areas of scientific research facilities in the United States. The interaction of faculty working at associated institutions, through joint teaching and research, enables the program to serve as a meeting place for the biological, medical, physical, and chemical scientists. This provides students and faculty alike with a wider range of experience and techniques than may be found in any single discipline of department.
At the Harvard School of Public Health, alone, modern research laboratories are housed on fourteen floors of three buildings. Students have access to the Countway Library, one of the most complete biomedical research collections in the nation.
The main Harvard University campus in Cambridge encompasses a wide variety of strong academic departments and facilities in the humanities and sciences. The program specifically interacts with the biological sciences programs in molecular and cellular biology, organismic and evolutionary biology and biophysics.