Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Synchronous mitosis in an early embryo
Synchronous mitosis in an early embryo


Many complex biological and biomedical problems are best analyzed through an interdisciplinary combination of approaches that may include classical genetics, molecular genetics, genomics/proteomics, biochemistry, and light and electron microscopy. The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) supports and encourages graduate student training in interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical research. The IGP is characterized by a streamlined and flexible graduate curriculum that is tailored to the specific needs of individual students and encourages rapid initiation of full time thesis research. Current membership in the IGP includes over 50 UMMS faculty, representing all of the basic science and several clinical departments. A weekly seminar series is sponsored by the Program in Molecular Medicine and features distinguished lecturers from around the world. Beginning in the fall of 2001, IGP students will host 1-2 of these seminars each semester. Faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows also participate in weekly journal club and research forums. For additional information about the IGP, contact the Director, Co-Director, or Administrator.


Program Director: William Theurkauf
Co-Director: Craig Peterson
Administrator: Darla Cavanaugh