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Graduate Program In Life Sciences (GPILS)

The Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) offers cutting edge research training in basic, biomedical, clinical and population sciences. We offer seven Ph.D. granting graduate programs and four M.S. level programs.

Our graduate programs cover the entire range of biomedical research, from the basics of protein structure and molecular biology, through integrative systems physiology, virology and vaccine development up to behavior, cognition, population based genetics, and the impact of the environment on human health. Our programs place a special emphasis on the importance of translational research.

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2018 Dr. Aaron I. Grollman Visiting Professorship in Basic Sciences

Visiting Associate Professor Suzana Herculano, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Meet and Greet
Thursday, May 10th
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided

Panel Discussion on "Big Topics in Neuroscience"
Friday, May 11th
9:30 am - 11:30 am
HSFIII 1st floor conference room
Continental breakfast provided

Dr. Aaron I. Grollman Memorial Lecture
Dr. Suzana Herculano
Friday, May 11th
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Lussier Hall, Dental School
Reception to follow in HSFIII Atrium
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Seminars

Wednesday, May 16th, 4:00 pm
HSFII Auditorium
"The Mechanisms and Regulation of Autophagy"
Dr. Daniel Klionsky
Professor, Life Sciences Institute
University of Michigan

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University of Maryland School of Medicine, Graduate Program in Life Sciences
655 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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Student Spotlight:

Meet Anicca Harriot

Harriot Anicca

‌Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD student, Anicca Harriot, decided at an early age that she wanted to be an astronaut and cardiovascular surgeon. When her father suggested that she one day study the heart in space, it ignited a passion that she would relentlessly pursue throughout her adolescence and into adulthood. Read more about Harriot's journey.

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