The Interfaces Graduate Training Program at UC San Diego:
Established in 2005 to bring together faculty and students from the biological, engineering, physical and health sciences disciplines. The program provides unique, interdisciplinary, graduate training at the interfaces between these fields of study. The training program has been made possible with the support of grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Insitutes of Health (NIH).
The program's goals are:
- Focused collaboration across participating degree programs at UC San Diego to train a new generation of cross-disciplinary scientists.
- State-of-the-art interdisciplinary training through a technology-centered, hands-on, graduate laboratory course curriculum.
- Novel emphasis on research aimed at integrative and quantitative analysis across multiple scales of biological organization from molecule to organism in health and disease.