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IGPBS Committee

Dr. Karen Gould and Dr. Dan Monaghan (Co-Chairs & Graduate Program Co-Directors), Dr. Kate Hyde (BMB), Dr. Dario Ghersi (BISB), Dr. Jordan Rowley (BISB), Dr. Joyce Solheim (CR), Dr. Rakesh Singh (IPID), Dr. Matthew Zimmerman (IPMM), Dr. Andrew Dudley (MGCB), Kyle Hewitt (MGCB), and Dr. Keshore Bidasee (NSC)

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS) consortium consists of six interdisciplinary doctoral programs with over 200 participating research faculty from 32 basic science and clinical departments. The seven doctoral programs that comprise the IGPBS are:

Students can enroll in IGPBS before choosing a laboratory or a doctoral program ("multi-program" students), which provides the opportunity for research rotations in any of the participating laboratories on campus. Multi-program students complete a first semester common core curriculum, after which they commit to one of the six doctoral programs and complete advanced interdisciplinary training in their field of interest. 

Students can also enter IGPBS committed to an individual doctoral program. These "single-program" students rotate among the laboratories in that doctoral program and follow the first semester curriculum of that doctoral program.

Multi-Program Students

Multi-program PhD students enrolled in IGPBS must complete the courses listed below during their first semester of study, after which they commit to one of the six doctoral programs and complete advanced interdisciplinary training in their field of interest.

First Semester Common Core Curriculum (Multi-program students only)
IPBS 801FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMOLECULES3
IPBS 802MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY2
IPBS 803FUNDAMENTALS OF RECEPTORS & CELL SIGNALING2
IPBS 850CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE1
IPBS 896RESEARCH OTHER THAN THESIS1-9
IPBS 970SEMINAR1

Single Program Students

IGPBS students who enroll committed to one of the six participating doctoral programs must follow the curriculum established for that specific program.