The CBI Program brings together 29 faculty from the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Public Health and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and provides a diverse selection of research projects for students. In order to assist them in choosing a research advisor, first year graduate students are supported by a NIH Chemical Biology Training Grant. During this time the CBI students participate in three 10-week research rotations that enable them to broaden their research skills and make informed choices of research advisors.
Since its establishment in 2005, the CBI Program has received an enthusiastic response, and we have attracted an excellent group of students. Our program has grown to over 30 Ph.D. students. To date, ~10% of the students in our program are from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in Chemistry and Biology, and we are very interested in increasing the number of students from these backgrounds. Hopkins is a very supportive institution, and Baltimore is a multi-cultural city. The University has a number of mechanisms to assist minority graduate students, including the Mentoring to Increase Diversity in Science (MInDS; http://pages.jh.edu/~cmdbminds/minds/index.php) organization. Please feel free to contact me if you or any students are interested in learning more about the Chemistry-Biology Interface Program at Hopkins. You may also browse the website that describes many facets of the program athttp://cbi.jhu.edu/. A pamphlet describing the CBI Program is available on our website. Thank you for your assistance.