Our Philosophy and Approach

Michael Buck, PhD and Christopher Handelmann.

A highly flexible training program suits doctoral student Christopher Raymond Handelmann, right, and his mentor, Michael Buck, PhD.

With our highly flexible research and training environment, you’ll be encouraged to develop your strengths in order to make unique contributions to shared goals.

  • Our graduate students assume full partnership in research, and we challenge them to be the sum of our collective expertise.
  • Our research programs are highly interdisciplinary and collaborative: faculty and students work on projects without limitations or departmental boundaries.
  • We employ in vitro, in vivo and in silico approaches which enable us to remain at the cutting edge of biomedical and biochemical research.
  • Our program is designed to ensure that PhD graduates will be competitive in the job market.
  • We are committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in our research and educational missions to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff.