In both certificate programs, students are required to take a policy workshop that has been designated for urban policy. Relevant workshops have included Resiliency in Times of Change: Supporting Philadelphia Small Businesses in Gentrifying Neighborhoods in Fall 2015: Strategies for Preventing Youth Violence in Philadelphia’s 22 nd Police District: A Report for the Philadelphia Youth Violence Prevention Collaborative in Fall 2014; Addressing Multifamily Affordable Rental Housing Needs after Superstorm Sandy: Recommendations to the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency in Fall 2013; and Working and Rebuilding Together: Worker Cooperatives as an Economic Development Tool , prepared for Advance Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee in the fall of 2012.
To address these questions, the IMB boasts a highly collaborative faculty with expertise in genomics, cell biology, biochemistry/biophysics, systems biology, microbiology, and evolutionary biology. Our researchers use a wide variety of biological systems, from germ-free zebrafish to in vitro-reconstituted molecular machines to computational models. As a result, students enrolled in our PhD program come away with the broad conceptual and technical skills necessary to succeed in modern biological research. Further, our state-of-the-art facilities and excellent support staff allow members of the IMB community to focus their efforts on science.