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CMB is a research training program into which second or third year graduate students in the Molecular & Cell Biology (MOCB) Concentration Area within the Biological Sciences (BISI) Graduate Program can be nominated by their mentors. Here you will find information about the:
BISI GRADUATE PROGRAM
The BISI Graduate Program at the University of Maryland, College Park offers outstanding opportunities for research and discovery within and across contemporary disciplines. Faculty mentors help students investigate exciting questions, in directions driven by each student’s interests and curiosity. Enthusiastic and interactive colleagues, agile minds, and cutting-edge technologies work together to advance and apply science. The goal of BISI is to enable students to obtain the best training in their intended research areas, to work closely with outstanding faculty, and to prepare for successful futures contributing to innovative advances and effective teaching in the life sciences.
THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR COLLABORATION
UMD's unique location enables us to offer short- and long-term research opportunities with federal laboratories and institutions. Approximately 20% of BISI graduate students work with mentors at the NIH, NCI, NICHD, NIST, JCVI, USDA, EPA, National Zoo, and the Smithsonian's museums and Environmental Research Center.
BISI GRADUATE STUDENTS
- Receive full support for five years (stipend, benefits, tuition remission)
- Are awarded prestigious fellowships from federal agencies, including the NIH Training Program in Cell & Molecular Biology (CMB)
- Publish papers in top-tier journals and present at international conferences
Students in the BISI program study and work with faculty from eight departments in one of four concentration areas: BEES, CBBG, MOCB, or PSYS. Interdisciplinary work is carried out in several research clusters:
A COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & ACCESSIBILITY
UMD is committed to fostering a supportive environment for all graduate students, including those from underserved and underrepresented populations. The Graduate School hosts events and provides opportunities through the year to foster a strong sense of community among all graduate students and increase intercultural connection and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Office of Diversity & Inclusion provides many resources that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus. For more information, visit diversity.umd.edu.