GPILS : The UMDSOM graduate program

Details about the graduate programs at the School of Medicine that we participate in.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine runs an umbrella graduate program in life sciences (GPILS) which includes 8 sub-programs that are managed individually. In addition 4 Masters programs are also part of GPILS. We participate in three of the graduate programs :

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

    Potential projects for rotation/graduate students in this program coming to our lab include those examining T cell tolerance and memory, Immunity to tumors & self antigens, T cell responses to Leishmania and Plasmodium, Innate immunity and Neuroimmunology.

Molecular Medicine

    Students in the program joining the lab for rotations or dissertation can choose from projects on Tumor immunology, Novel regulators of T cell activation and Molecular manipulation of tissue-dendritic cell communication.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    The biochemical aspects of TCR signaling regulating T cell tuning, Transcriptional networks underlying checkpoints in T cell activation and the mechanisms of assembly and signaling by heterodimeric cytokines are potential projects in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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