Students are involved in research from the start. During the first
year, students complete three 10-week rotations. Students are expected
to select a lab and to embark on a dissertation research project
by the beginning of the first summer. All students are expected
to have two mentors on their dissertation projects. After their
fifth semester, progress in research is reviewed annually.
IMMBI faculty members come from many departments, and the students
can likewise be enrolled in one of several different departments.
In the School of Engineering, students may be enrolled in the Departments
of Electrical, Chemical and Biomolecular, Mechanical, or Biomedical
Engineering. Students doing thesis research In the School of Arts
and Sciences and in the School of Medicine will be enrolled in the
Department of Biophysics, Arts and Sciences. Academic policy and
requirements will be equivalent for all students in the IMMBI, regardless
of their departmental affiliation.