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Molecular Medicine

The Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine at the University of Maryland Baltimore offers research and training opportunities with internationally-renowned scientists. Our Molecular Medicine Program is an interdisciplinary program of study leading to a Ph.D. degree. There are four different research tracks: Cancer Biology, Genome Biology, Molecular and Cell Physiology, and Toxicology and Pharmacology.  Each provides for a unique interdisciplinary research and graduate training experience that is ideally suited for developing scientists of the post-genomic era.

Faculty mentors in this graduate program are leaders in their respective research areas and reside in various departments and Organized Research Centers in the School of Medicine and Dental School, the Institute for Genomic Sciences (IGS), the Institute of Human Virology (IHV), the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, and the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases (CVID). The over 150 faculty in the Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine are internationally recognized for their research in biotechnology, cancer, cardiovascular and renal biology, functional genomics and genetics, membrane biology, muscle biology, neuroscience and neurotoxicology, reproduction and vascular biology.

PhD Scholar Award Winner is Fighting Brain Cancer Through Research

Nathan Roberts is the 2017 winner of the PhD Scholar Award. Nathan is an MD/PhD student in the Program in Molecular Medicine of the Graduate Program in Life Sciences. In addition to pursuing a PhD, Nathan is also on track to be an MD as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. In this video, Nathan talks about his research into nanoparticle therapy as a way to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer.

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Meet Anicca Harriot

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‌Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 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. At just 21 years old, Harriot has already interned at both NASA-Langley and Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. While pursing her doctoral degree full time, she also volunteers for the live web-series VanguardSTEM and the urban movement #popscope. Harriot hopes to one day be the first black woman to walk on Mars.  Read more about Harriot's journey.

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