The Committee on Genetics, Genomics & Systems Biology (GGSB) is an interdisciplinary PhD granting program that brings together 78 biologists from over a dozen academic departments.
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.