Graduate Program In Life Sciences (GPILS)
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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.
Fall 2020 Recruitment Dates
Friday, January 24 - Saturday, January 25
Friday, February 7 - Saturday, February 8
Friday, February 21 - Saturday, February 22
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
- MS Scholar Award
- PhD Scholar Award
- PhD Thesis Project Award
- Postdoctoral Scholar Award
- Postdoctoral Service Award
- Postdoctoral Mentor Award
- Teacher of the Year Award
- The Elaine Miye Otani Memorial Award
- Alumnus Award
- Dedicated Service Award
- Achievement in Graduate Education
Other Student Awards and Achievements
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Graduate Program in Life Sciences
655 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201