Integrative Biosciences (IB), PhD

Confocal immunofluorescence imaging of a transplanted multicellular pancreatic tumor spheroid invading into collagen I extracellular matrix (Cramer, Celli Lab).

Confocal immunofluorescence imaging of a transplanted multicellular pancreatic tumor spheroid invading into collagen I extracellular matrix (G. Cramer, Celli Lab). 


The Integrative Biosciences (IB) Graduate Program is a college-wide initiative in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM). The goal of the Integrative Biosciences Program is to train independent researchers able to apply interdisciplinary approaches to solving problems in the areas of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Bioinformatics. These rapidly developing fields require biologists, computational scientists, physicists and chemists to acquire skills and knowledge across the disciplines in order to develop a common platform aimed at advancing our understanding of the biological phenomena. Applying single-discipline approaches cannot adequately solve modern biomedical theoretical and empirical problems. The program will train researchers that are prepared to tackle such problems.

Interdisciplinary training is increasingly sought by both the academia and the industry. Our graduates will therefore be prepared to continue their training as postdoctoral researchers and will be competitive for securing positions at the biotech companies. 

The IB Program involves faculty from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and School for the Environment. Students will obtain their degree in one of the three tracks: Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Bioinformatics.