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CBI training programs aim to produce chemists and biologists who can speak the same language and thereby function effectively in multidisciplinary teams. Select graduate students receive unique cross-training through shared experiences in the classroom and the laboratory with many participating in industrial internships. Programs attract students from both sides of the interface with trainees originating from a wide variety of chemistry and biological disciplines. Students from the chemistry side not only stem from organic chemistry tracts, but also analytical, inorganic and physical chemistry. Several programs also attract chemical engineers. Biology students commonly emerge from biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and pharmacology tracts.

Participating Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Programs

University of Chicago
Joseph A. Piccirilli (program director)

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Center for Integrative Science
929 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1432


University of Illinois
Wilfred van der Donk (program director)

Department of Chemistry
345 Roger Adams Lab
600 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801


Indiana University
David P. Giedroc (program director)

Department of Chemistry
800 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7102

University of Kansas
Paul R. Hanson (program director)

Department of Chemistry
Malott Hall
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, RM 1017
Lawrence, KS 66045-7582

Ohio State University
Dehua Pei (program director)

Department of Chemistry
100 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

University of Michigan
John Montgomery (program director)

Department of Chemistry
930 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055


University of Minnesota
Mark D. Distefano (program director)

Department of Chemistry
207 Pleasant Street, S.E.
139 Smith Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Northwestern University
Richard B. Silverman (program director)

Department of Chemistry
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3113


University of Notre Dame
Mayland F. Chang (program director)

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
236 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Vanderbilt University
Gary Allen Sulikowski (program director)

Department of Chemistry
7920 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37235-1822


University of Wisconsin
Laura L. Kiessling (program director)

433 Babcock Drive
Madison, WI 53706