1. It’s All Here: Vanderbilt is one of the few universities in the United States that has its Medical School and its College of Arts and Sciences located on the same campus. This proximity greatly facilitates the collaboration between the basic sciences and the biomedical sciences that is crucial for successful Chemical Biology research.
2. We Have Exceptional Facilities: Vanderbilt has made extensive investments in its network of Shared Resource Laboratories that provide state-of-the-art technology for the latest approaches to all university researchers. The VICB’s four Shared Resources in High-Throughput Screening, Chemical Synthesis, Monoclonal Antibody and Protein Expression, and Small Molecule NMR place the primary methodologies of Chemical Biology at researchers’ fingertips. Most Shared Resources provide training to students allowing them to use the equipment, thus gaining important experience and maintaining control of their research projects.
3. We Work Together: The campus layout and availability of Shared Resources are all part of a culture of collaboration at Vanderbilt that is unparalleled at any other institution. As a trans-institutional organization, the VICB thrives in this environment and takes advantage of the many interdisciplinary projects that bring together chemists, biologists, and clinicians across the campus.
5. We’re Part of a Great Community: If you think Nashville is only about country music, then think again. Not only does Nashville have all kinds of music, it also offers all of the cultural and social opportunities of a large urban area at a cost of living that is well below the national average.
6. We are Flexible: Students interested in Chemical Biology have four graduate admissions programs to which they can apply. Students may choose the program that best suit their interests and goals.
7. We Have a Certificate in Chemical Biology: The Certificate in Chemical Biology program provides a solid foundation in Chemical Biology along with the flexibility to allow you to pursue your own interests.