The graduate programs Integrative Systems Biology (ISB) and Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology (MGDB) within the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program (IBGP) provides an exceptional academic environment for modern biomedical research. Faculty members in Developmental Biology train graduate students in the ISB and MGDB programs, which brings together faculty in both basic and applied sciences. This includes researchers from the School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, the Magee-Womens Research Institute and the Department of Biological Sciences. ISB and MGDB research is at the cutting edge of many emerging fields, including developmental and reproductive biology, stem cell biology, proteomics, computational biology and genomics. Our work has direct relevance to acute injury models of regeneration, congenital cardiovascular disorders, cancer, diabetes, muscular dystrophy and other genetic diseases.

Application Process

All interested students apply for admission through the ISB Application System and for MGDB through the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program (IBGP) Application System.  ISB and MGDB students are selected from a large pool of highly qualified national and international applicants. Students seeking a Ph.D. degree are encouraged to apply.

In addition to graduate students, the MGDB program accepts highly motivated undergraduate student for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). If you are a motivated undergraduate looking for summer research experience, apply today.