Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS) Program

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The Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS) Program at Northwestern University trains outstanding students to pursue innovative, interdisciplinary research in an array of fields:

  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Biophysics and structural biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Developmental biology
  • Systems biology
  • Bioengineering and biotechnology
  • Neurobiology
  • Nanotechnology

IBiS combines an interactive and collaborative research environment with outstanding faculty. The program is flexible, yet rigorous with a curriculum that provides exceptional training and research opportunities. An emphasis on cutting-edge multidisciplinary technologies prepares IBiS students for success in the rapidly evolving life and biomedical sciences disciplines.

IBiS uniquely integrates the life sciences with other basic science disciplines promoting powerful new approaches for addressing fundamental questions in biological and biomedical sciences.

IBiS students enjoy:

  • Close-knit scientific community
  • Supportive advising structure
  • Active student organization
  • Scientific and social activities
The multifaceted professional development aspect of IBiS prepares students for a broad range of post-degree career options in academia, industry, teaching, consulting, and other areas. Learn more about IBiS.