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Located in beautiful Nashville TN, Vanderbilt University is a premier research facility that ranks among the top institutions in the country with a unique infrastructure that encourages collaboration.  The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences is a leading integrative biomedical graduate program, designed to foster diverse creative and analytical thinkers, geared to tackle the quickly evolving world of research and technology. As a union between 11 participating programs, the IGP provides a strong foundational jumping point for biomedical dissertation work. Beyond the lab, our Office of Career Development is nationally-recognized for its standard-setting professional development services in the biomedical and biological sciences.



Message from the Director

Welcome to the home page for the Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences.  The IGP offers opportunities for rigorous, high-level training in multiple areas across the general field of biomedicine and builds on Vanderbilt’s collaborative spirit.  With world-class faculty and facilities, you will have the ability to do cutting-edge impactful research and also gain insight into the myriad career paths open to Ph.D. graduates.

Enjoy exploring these pages and discover what Vanderbilt IGP has to offer!

-Dr. Barbara Fingleton


The Vanderbilt Biomedical training community

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  “Results and Discussion” Graduate Student Newsletter

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We would love to get to know you! Please contact us with any questions you may have!


At Vanderbilt University, we hold the sincere belief that fostering the advancement of and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion of all students, faculty, and staff benefits all members of our community. To bring to life our vision of inclusive excellence, we are intentional about recruiting, retaining, and supporting diverse and underrepresented groups of students. We encourage individuals from all populations to apply to our graduate programs. The university does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic background, or disability.