XDBio Overview

XDBio is a graduate program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine aimed at innovating graduate education in the biomedical sciences and facilitating interdisciplinary research training that bridges basic science and medicine.

The Mission of XDBio is to foster the development of the next generation of scientists who want cross-disciplinary training in biomedicine. The program aims to catalyze and support implementation of the creative ideas of its students, and to accelerate their paths to independent research as they embark on making important discoveries that benefit the human condition.

XDBio students will experience a flexible educational structure with a personalized curriculum guided by each student’s individual research interests, prior course work, and future goals. XDBio students will have access to the rich offering of courses from across the University, and benefit from a mentoring structure that guides independent, interdisciplinary discovery. Students will find themselves embedded in the rigorous, collaborative environment that characterizes Johns Hopkins Medicine and will engage faculty and the broader Hopkins community regularly through research presentations, journal clubs, retreats, and one-on-one and small group interactions.

Johns Hopkins has always been a leader in training the scientists who change the world.  With the increasing need for broad sets of approaches to address important biomedical questions, Johns Hopkins is committed to modernizing graduate training in biomedical research and producing exceptionally well-prepared biomedical scientists.

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