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Molecular Medicine

The Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a wide range of research and training opportunities with internationally-renowned scientists. Our Molecular Medicine Program is an interdisciplinary ‘umbrella’ program of study leading to a Ph.D. degree. There are four different interactive research tracks, providing for unique interdisciplinary research and graduate training experiences, combined with cutting-edge technologies, that are ideally suited for developing scientists of the post-genomic era.

The over 170 faculty in this graduate program are leaders in their respective research areas and reside in various departments and Organized Research Centers within the School of Medicine and Dental School, the Institute for Genomic Sciences (IGS), the Institute of Human Virology (IHV), the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases (CVID). Faculty expertise spans a continuum from basic to translational research through to clinical research in a wide range of disciplines including cancer biology, cardiovascular and renal biology, stem cells, functional genomics and genetics, membrane biology, muscle biology, neuroscience and neurotoxicology, reproduction, and vascular biology.

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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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