Welcome to the Integrative Cell Biology (ICB) Graduate Program. Our faculty is committed to training graduate students to be competent and competitive in pursuing future careers in academic research, teaching, or in the pharmaceutical industry. The faculty's strength is in eukaryotic cells with a strong emphasis in contemporary research topics in various sub-disciplines, such as immunology, inflammation, alcohol, degenerative neurological diseases, and cancer.
The Integrative Cell Biology Program is built on fostering an academic environment that allows students to develop critical thinking and to gain a productive, creative, and ethical career in cell biology — a fundamental knowledge in biological and medical science research. Our graduates will be competent and competitive researchers at the cellular and molecular levels in the biomedical science arena.
The robust research environment at Loyola University Chicago's Health Science Division (HSD) at the Maywood campus, includes the Stritch School of Medicine, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Center for Translational Research and Education, and the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Various core facilities further strengthen the research capacity at the HSD. Adjacent to Loyola's HSD is the Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, which shares a strong affiliation with Loyola University Medical Center Hospital and offers many other opportunities for research collaboration.