As chemical research becomes more sophisticated and interdisciplinary, an increasingly broad range of instrumental techniques is required to advance scientific knowledge. The Department of Chemistry encourages interdisciplinary research through collaborations within the university and medical school.
Interdisciplinary research in chemistry is available with particular emphasis on chemical biology, environmental chemistry, materials chemistry, and nanotechnology.
The following interdisciplinary programs provide exceptional opportunities for highly motivated graduate researchers:
Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB)
Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE)
Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE)
Vanderbilt University Center for Structural Biology