Life Sciences

The Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) offers cutting-edge translational research training in basic, biomedical, clinical, and population sciences.

Why Life Sciences at UMB

Our Graduate Programs in Life Science (GPILS) cover the entire range of biomedical research and life sciences including the basics of protein structure and molecular biology, integrative systems physiology, virology, vaccine development, behavior, cognition, population-based genetics, and the impact of the environment on human health.

The University of Maryland Baltimore is a leading research institution in the heart of downtown Baltimore, an ideal location within the nexus of biomedical research on the east coast, providing students with access to an unparalleled level of breadth and depth of research expertise.

The Graduate Program in Life Sciences is a collaboration between the University of Maryland Baltimore’s School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and Graduate School.

Career development opportunities include: an alumni careers seminar series, workshops on grant writing, publication submissions, effectively presenting your research, developing a CV, interviewing and negotiation skills, and how to differentiate yourself in the marketplace. The Graduate Program in Life Sciences at UMB also provides a novel and interactive research ethics training program. 


    Graduate programs are independent of departments and consist of faculty in the basic science and clinical departments of the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, and a wide array of internationally recognized organized research centers and institutes on campus including the Center for Vaccine Development, the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, the Institute for Genome Science, the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, and the Institute of Human Virology, in addition to collaborations with the other University of Maryland campuses.

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