University of Chicago

Division of the Biological Sciences

Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology


Wieboldt Hall 205A,1050 E. 59th Street

Pick Hall 301

Chicago, IL 60637

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Genetics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

GGSB is the new name of the interdepartmental committee previously known as the Committee on Genetics. GGSB is a partner of the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology (IGSB). The program is aimed at training PhD scholars for careers as independent scientists in basic and applied biomedical research and education. The Graduate Program in Genetics, Genomics, & Systems Biology offers a program of basic study leading to Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics. Our PhD training program combines a foundation in modern genetic analysis with training in current methods for formulating and addressing biological questions in the context of complex systems. Such systems are studied in physiological, developmental, and evolutionary contexts. The Genetics, Genomics, & Systems Biology Program has over 78 training faculty representing 16 different departments at the University of Chicago. The presence of both basic and clinical sciences in the Division of Biological Sciences enhances the Committee's broad interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research. The Committee provides an exciting environment in which to pursue rigorous, high quality training with flexibility in designing programs to meet individual needs. The Committee's goal is to provide an intellectually stimulating, collegial and supportive environment for students to progress smoothly from research training to research independence.


Since 1913, the University of Chicago has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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