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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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March 28, 2019
12th Annual Dr. Aaron I. Grollman Visiting Professorship in Basic Sciences Lectureship Features Dr. Eva Harris

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
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

Matthew Chung
Program in Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Tuesday, April 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm
HSF II, Auditorium

Nicole Snell
Program in Molecular Medicine
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:00 am
HSF II, Auditorium

Brad Pietras
Program in Neuroscience
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 am
HSF III, Room 1010

Mary Masterson
Program in Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm
HSF II, Auditorium

Daniel Harris
Program in Molecular Medicine
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:00 am
HSF III, Room 3020

Sarah Doran
Program in Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
BRB, Hosick Lecture Hall

Tonya Watkins
Program in Molecular Medicine
Monday, May 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm
HSF III, Room 1010

Maggie Matern
Program in Epidemiology & Human Genetics
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:00 am
HSF II, Auditorium

 


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