The Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Graduate Program at Johns Hopkins University provides students with research and academic training that enables them to challenge the traditional boundaries separating chemistry from biology. Students completing the CBI program receive a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology. Previous graduates have gained employment in commercial, government and academic institutions.
The CBI Program brings together 32 faculty from the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Public Health, and Medicine at Johns Hopkins and provides a diverse selection of research projects for students. To assist them in choosing a research advisor, first year CBI students participate in three 10-week research rotations that enable them to broaden their research skills and make informed choices of research advisors.
Since its establishment in 2005, the CBI Program has received an enthusiastic response and has grown to over 35 current Ph.D. students. To date, ~15% of CBI students are from groups historically underrepresented in Chemistry and Biology. Hopkins is very interested in increasing the number of students from these backgrounds. Hopkins is a very supportive institution and Baltimore is a multi-cultural city. The University has a number of mechanisms to support minority graduate students.