Interdisciplinary Groups

Faculty within ILS specialize in many thematic research areas, including but not limited to the following interdisciplinary groups. These groups are not degree granting, but involve faculty from degree granting departments affiliated with ILS. As an ILS student, you can pursue research in any departmental or interdisciplinary thematic area or you can define your own unique research topic.

Research Group

Computational Chemistry in Biology

Computational Chemistry in Biology (CCB) encompasses research groups that use computer software to solve problems and generate hypotheses in biology. Computer studies from members in this group can be completely theoretical or can be driven using experimental data. Faculty in this group may use molecular docking techniques for virtual drug screening or use protein homology modeling to predict a protein structure.
Additional thematic groups of faculty can be found on our Training Grant webpage: Disease Ecology, Genetics, Glycoscience, and Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases.