Based in the Department of Biology, this graduate program is designed to be truly collaborative with other departments.
The Department of Biology offers a graduate program leading to the PhD in Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Biotechnology (IBB). This program will educate you with the skills needed to work on complex problems in the biosciences. To support this aim, the graduate program faculty includes biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians and engineers who serve as dissertation advisors.
The objective of the IBB PhD program is to provide you with specialized knowledge in a major field of biology, plus the technical skills to enable you to work with interdisciplinary teams of bioscientists in academic, corporate and government research settings. Based on current areas of faculty expertise within the IBB Program, you have the option of specializing in one of four interdisciplinary sub-fields:
- Molecular Bioscience & Biotechnology
- Biomedical Sciences & Neuroscience
- Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
- Ecology, Evolution & the Environment