In 2000, VCU implemented a new formal university-wide matrix academic organization called VCU Life Sciences. VCU Life Sciences is a comprehensive operation, which comprises the resources and interests of the Monroe Park Campus, the MCV Campus, the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park and the Inger and Walter Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences.
VCU Life Sciences has expanded VCU’s large-scale life sciences research infrastructure by establishing and maintaining research centers, core facilities and consortia. We offer bachelor’s degrees, combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. The Integrative Life Sciences program was one of the first “systems biology” Ph.D. programs in the U.S., with a core curriculum focused on biological complexity.
VCU Life Sciences conducts extensive public service activities, many focused on public education at the local, regional and national level through our Center for Integrative Life Sciences Education. Activities include The Virginia Governor’s School in Life Sciences and Medicine, the development of educational materials to complement episodes of the “Secrets of the Sequence” series and the annual VCU Life Sciences Survey.
Please follow our links to obtain a better understanding of the remarkable scholarship and instruction currently taking place in VCU Life Sciences and how you could join our student body or faculty ranks.
Thomas F. Huff
Vice Provost for Life Sciences