Life Sciences

University of Maryland, Baltimore

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) includes four foundation areas: Molecular Medicine and Toxicology, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.

Molecular Medicine & Toxicology

Molecular Medicine and Toxicology, a track within the Molecular Medicine program, are available through the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Graduate Program in Life Sciences. The Molecular Medicine program is an interdisciplinary program of study leading to a Ph.D. degree. Toxicology is a masters program includes cutting-edge research and provides educational and professional training in broad areas of toxicology.


Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

University of Maryland, Baltimore's Graduate Program in Life Sciences provides a stimulating environment for our students who will play a leadership role in academic, government and industrial research and in international health organizations. Advances in molecular and cell biology and genetics have opened new approaches to the study of basic and applied aspects of infectious disease and host defense. We are applying these approaches to studies of microbial pathogenesis, immune cell function, inflammation, receptor signaling, prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation, genetic manipulation of cell functions, tumor immunology and immunotherapy and vaccine development. Techniques including functional genomics, gene delivery, and derivation of transgenic animals are being developed and utilized to address specific questions. Our program provides interactive, multifaceted education and research training, and as a result, our graduates receive comprehensive education in molecular and cell biology, microbiology and immunology and in-depth training in their chosen area of research.