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Graduate Program In Life Sciences (GPILS)

The Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) offers cutting-edge translational research training in basic, biomedical, clinical, and population sciences. We offer seven PhD granting graduate programs and three MS-level programs.

Our graduate programs cover the entire range of biomedical research and life sciences including the basics of protein structure and molecular biology, integrative systems physiology, virology, vaccine development, behavior, cognition, population-based genetics, and the impact of the environment on human health.

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March 31, 2023

Traumatic Brain Injury Interferes with Immune System Cells’ Recycling Process in Brain Cells

February 22, 2023

The Molecular Mechanism Behind Abdominal Aneurysms

January 24, 2023

Special Vascular Cells Adjust Blood Flow in Brain Capillaries Based on Local Energy Needs

January 6, 2023

UM School of Medicine Scientists Create First Extensive Brain Cell Data Repository

December 22, 2022

A Three-Dose Malaria Vaccine Shows Safety, Efficacy in West African Adults

December 12, 2022

University of Maryland School of Medicine Launches New Maryland Institute for Neuroscience Discovery (UM-MIND)

November 14, 2002

Brain Area Thought to Impart Consciousness, Behaves Instead Like an Internet Router

October 31, 2022

NCI Grants Awarded to IHV to Prevent Cancer and Improve Screening in Sub-Saharan Africa

August 30, 2022

Effects of Drugs in Mice can Depend on the Sex of the Human Experimenter

August 2, 2022

Gene Mutations from Patients with Debilitating Seizure and Movement Disorder Created in Mice

July 28, 2022

Researchers Discover One of the Largest Known Bacteria-to-Animal Gene Transfer Inside a Fruit Fly

June 23, 2022

New Research Shows Mothers’ HIV Status, Breastfeeding, and the Infant Gut Microbiome Can Have Long-Term Impact on Infant Health

May 31, 2022

Most Doctors Still Believe in Prescribing Unnecessary Antibiotics to Treat Asymptomatic Infections, UM School of Medicine Study Suggests

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Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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Paige Noel McKeon - Molecular Medicine - Tuesday, June 6

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Baltimore, MD 21201

Student Spotlight

Meet Amando Strong

Amando Strong, a Black man with black curly hair is smiling and holding a blue folder with the United States Congress seal.

Amando was recognized for Black Excellence in Education by the Rising Sun Initiative in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

He is a second-year PhD student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program and investigates protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) in ovarian cancer. He aims to be an example to other underrepresented minorities in science while providing his unique and creative mindset to the field.

More information on Amando's accomplishments can be found here.