Graduate Program in Pathobiology: Funding

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The Johns Hopkins Pathobiology Graduate Program is a unique program with a mission to train PhD candidate students in basic research and education so that they can effectively bridge molecular and cell biology with clinically relevant aspects of human disease-emphasizing mechanisms of human disease and therapeutic strategies. Our Program brings together the collegiality of a small group of students with a broad diversity of research interests and a cadre of faculty mentors to guide, nurture, and refine student training. It has flourished because of student input on recruitment, policies, and program content facilitated by our chief graduate student. A combination of broad and specialized courses in cell and molecular biology as well as human pathology provides students with an empowering and well-rounded foundation for their thesis research project. Each year, our graduate students receive a number of awards at the Young Investigator's Day in the Department of Pathology. This is a testament to their research accomplishments.

The Pathobiology Graduate Program has made a priority of selecting and supporting a limited cohort of six to eight talented first year candidates. Each student has the flexibility to select a particular field to pursue after being exposed to various areas of science as they relate to human pathology. This approach to learning differs from other graduate programs in the United States where traditional training grants require that the students select a specialty at the time of their entry into the program. In order to maintain this style of a non-committed first year experience for graduate students, we rely on private philanthropic support.

Since 1999, the Pathobiology Program has graduated more than 80 students who successfully work in traditional and non-traditional careers. While many of our students enter the academic world after graduation and succeed as principal investigators, others pursue promising opportunities in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, including entrepreneurship, or in clinical laboratories. A few have entered innovative careers in journalism, patents, and law.

Philanthropy from alumni and friends of the Pathobiology Graduate Program helps to provide our program with critical support for our mission to educate the next generation of medical researchers. Contributions to the Pathobiology Graduate Program Fund provide us with unrestricted support that we can use right away while contributions to the Noel R. Rose Pathobiology Graduate Student Fund endowment help to ensure resources for the future.

To support the Johns Hopkins Pathobiology Graduate Program with a tax-deductible contribution to either of these important resources, please click here. Your gift helps to ensure the future success and flexibility that this unique academic experience offers to our students. For more information about making a charitable contribution to support our Program, please contact the Department of Pathology's Development Office at 443-287-7947 or .

If you have questions regarding program admissions or curriculum, please contact our Program Director, Lee J. Martin, Ph.D. at .

Thank you for your support!