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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

18Jul
12:00 PM | Howard Hall, Room 450 Please join GPILS/OPS Office of Career and Professional Development for this summer's Career Rounds! Lunch will be provided.
27Jul
11:30 AM | Bressler Research Building, Hosick Lecture Hall Join us for a Q&A with Ann Merchant, Acting Executive Director for Communications, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and Deputy Director, Science & Entertainment Exchange
2Aug
5:00 PM | Howard Hall, Room 450 Co-hosted by the GPILS/OPS Office of Career and Professional Development and by Dr. Bill Jackson, Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Dinner will be provided!
8Aug
12:00 PM | Howard Hall, Room 450 Please join GPILS/OPS Office of Career and Professional Development for this summer's Career Rounds! Lunch will be provided.
10Aug
12:00 PM | Howard Hall, Room 450 Please join GPILS/OPS Office of Career and Professional Development for this summer's Career Rounds! Lunch will be provided.
16Aug
5:00 PM | Howard Hall, Room 450 Co-hosted by the GPILS/OPS Office of Career and Professional Development and by Dr. Bill Jackson, Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Dinner will be provided!
24Aug
12:00 PM | Howard Hall, Room 450 Please join GPILS/OPS Office of Career and Professional Development for this summer's Career Rounds! Lunch will be provided.
30Aug
5:00 PM | Howard Hall, Room 450 Note Date Change: Co-hosted by the GPILS/OPS Office of Career and Professional Development and by Dr. Bill Jackson, Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Dinner will be provided!

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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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

Mark Guillotte
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
July 20, 2018 10:00 am
HSFIII Meeting Room 1010

Saddef Haq
Toxicology
July 24, 2018 1:00 pm
IMET, 2nd FL Auditorium
701 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Mohd M. Khan
Toxicology
July 25, 2018 10:00 am
School of Dentistry, Room G314


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