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The Graduate Program in Integrative Biology

We emphasize an integrative approach to biology, and our faculty's research can be categorized into one of four areas: biomechanics, developmental biology, neurobiology, and paleontology. IB students typically frame their research in an evolutionary context, exploring common themes and interactions between these areas, as they relate to students' principal interests.


Dr. Melina Hale

Spotlight: Melina Hale appointed next dean of the College

We are pleased to recognize the appointment of Melina Hale, PhD'98, William Rainey Harper Professor in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and the College, and vice provost of the University, as the next dean of the College at the University of Chicago, effective July 1, 2023.

Dr. Hale has been a UChicago faculty member since 2002, and has led a number of initiatives advancing UChicago's research and educational mission, providing support to the Library, the University of Chicago Press, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, and the Center for Radical Innovation for Social Change, among others.

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Melina E Hale

Dean of the College
William Rainey Harper Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy
Professor of Neuroscience Institute
of Committee on Neurobiology