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Interdisciplinary Programs for Graduate Students

Graduate students can pursue interdisciplinary specializations within the context of their Ph. D. studies.  Molecular Biology and Biochemistry offers two interdisciplinary paths in the areas of Molecular Biophysics and Integrative Genomic Sciences. Specialization in these areas is achieved through course work, dissertation work performed under the guidance of program faculty and seminars. The departments of Biology, Computer Science and Philosophy participate in the IGS program, while Molecular Biophysics has program faculty in Chemistry, Biology and Physics in addition to MBB. Support for these two programs comes from the W. M. Keck Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health and a Fund for Innovation Grant from Wesleyan University. Graduate students interested in pursuing interdisciplinary work in Molecular Biophysics can be supported by an NIH training grant, if eligible.