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    Congratulations to our 2018 Graduates!

    Some of our recent graduates attending the 3rd annual GPILS Graduation Luncheon. Graduates pictured from left to right: Dr. Haiwen Chen, Dr. Stephanie Lehman, Dr. Danielle Abraham, Dr. Jimena Dancy, Dr. Megan Moorer, Dr. Paige Studlack, and Dr. Alex Meltzer

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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Events

14Nov
8:30 AM | SMC Campus Center, Room 210 (621 W. Lombard Street) This half day workshop is designed as an introduction to grant writing for investigators with little or no experience writing an NIH or other peer-reviewed grant application.
14Nov
4:00 PM | Health Science Facility II Auditorium Speaker: Jorn Coers, PhD from Duke University Medical Center Topic: "Interferon-Inducible GTPases in Host Defense and Inflammation"
15Nov
12:00 PM | HH 224 CANCELED
15Nov
4:00 PM | HSF II Auditorium Speaker: Ed Boyden, PhD, Professor of Neurotechnology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Topic: Tools for Mapping and Repairing the Brain
19Nov
1:00 PM | Howard Hall, Room 450 Presented by Brad Fackler, MBA, Senior Director, Office of BioHealth and Life Science at State of Maryland, Department of Commerce
20Nov
9:00 AM | Health Science Facility (HSF II) Room 600 - 20 Penn Street MYC, Clock Disruption and Cancer
28Nov
4:00 PM | Health Science Facility II Auditorium Speaker: Nicholas Buchkovich, PhD from Penn State College of Medicine Topic: "Targeting HCMV by Diverting the Cellular Traffic"
3Dec
1:00 PM | Howard Hall, Room 450 Presented by Brad Fackler, MBA, Senior Director, Office of BioHealth and Life Science at State of Maryland, Department of Commerce
6Dec
1:30 PM | 660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall, Room 450 This seminar will focus on grantsmanship and funding opportunities offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
13Dec
9:00 AM | 660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall, Room 450 This session will provide tips for writing a peer-reviewed scientific research paper.
18Dec
9:00 AM | 621 W. Lombard Street, SMC Campus Center, Room 351 This session consists of tips for establishing/maintaining productive relationships with your mentor(s); and for current mentors who are seeking to improve their mentoring skills.
8Jan
9:00 AM | 685 W. Baltimore Street, MSTF Building, Room 316 This interactive workshop will assist postdocs in identifying non-NIH sources of funding for their research.

Current News

June 21, 2018
Epidemiology and Human Genetics PhD Candidate, Basant Motawi, awarded Senesh Fellowship

June 15, 2018
Christian Kinney, Molecular Medicine PhD Candidate, pitches his drug platform, "Therapy X"

March 1, 2018
Our own Biochemistry and Molecular Biology student, Anicca Harriot, interviewed by ABC 7 WJLA DC, wants to walk on Mars

February 28, 2018
"Fuel the Kids," co-founded by Biochemistry and Molecular Biology student, Geraldine Ezeka, donates books to Baltimore schools

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Contact Us

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Graduate Program in Life Sciences
655 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Email: GPILS-Info@som.umaryland.edu

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Alumni Highlights



Student Spotlight:

Meet Christian Kinney

In May, Molecular Medicine Ph.D. student, Christian Kinney, participated in The Grid Pitch where he presented his drug platform, "Therapy X."  "Therapy X" is a ground-breaking drug platform for the treatment of chronic illnesses that typically require multiple injections.  Find out more about "Therapy X" and Kinney's entrepreneurial experiences here on the UMB campus.


Dissertation Announcements

Susan Jaber Taha
Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
November 16, 2018, 1:00 pm
Biochemistry Seminar Room 102

Masters' Thesis Announcements

Nahal Sadegh
Program in Epidemiology & Human Genetics
November 19, 2018, 3:00 pm
Bressler Research Building Room 1-008


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