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

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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

Kendra Seckinger
Program in Toxicology
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Howard Hall, Room 450

Marniker Wijesinha
Program in Epidemiology & Human Genetics
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Medical School Teaching Facility, Room 354


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