Welcome to the XDBio Graduate Training Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

XDBIO is a graduate program in biomedical sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine whose aim is to provide individualized training and to facilitate  interdisciplinary research bridging biology, engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry and medicine.


Welcome to the XDBio Graduate Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In this program, we aim to provide you with focused, individualized training in the biomedical sciences and to facilitate interdisciplinary research training bridging biology, engineering, computer and data science, chemistry and medicine. Hopkins is home to deep research expertise, while clinical care and research at Johns Hopkins Medicine informs discovery of science across the university.

This program is fully centered on you, the student. We will strive to support the implementation of your creative ideas, and accelerate your path to independence.

Please feel free to contact me directly (email: bcormack@jhmi.edu) if you have any questions about our program.


  • Graduate training designed for motivated students, which accelerates their path to independent research.
  • Five-year XDBio Program Fellowships give students the freedom to pursue individualized research questions and interface with labs across the entire University.
  • Individualized curriculum emphasizes specialized knowledge tailored to the student’s research disciplines.
  • One-on-one guidance and mentoring at the interface of distinct synergistic fields.
  • Mentoring by world-class scientists from across the University.