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Nanobio Certificate Program

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Nanbiotechnology is designed to attract PhD students seeking multidisciplinary training that spans the physical sciences/engineering and biological science/medicine. Students will learn the principles of nanoscience and the foundation of cell biology. They will also develop experimental skills in nanoparticles synthesis, microfabrication, cell culture, and microscopy. Students can expect to be co-advised by faculty experts from outside, as well as inside, their specialty, work in a variety of lab settings, and build collaborative skills.


To be eligible for the certificate program applicants must be accepted as a PhD student in a degree-granting science or engineering department at Johns Hopkins University. Read more.


The Certificate of Advanced Study in Nanobiotechnology requires 13 lecture/tutorial/laboratory courses along with at least 8 semesters of research from their home department. Read more.


1. Course Requirements: Students must complete the 13 courses required with no grade lower than a B-.

2. PhD Thesis Research: The PhD thesis research should combine nanosciences and biology/medicine. Students must submit a thesis proposal to the INBT Director of Academic Programs at the start their thesis research for approval.

3. Home Department Requirements: Students must complete the PhD requirements in their home departments.

4. Other Program Requirements: Students are expected to present their research at the annual INBT Nan-Bio Symposium during the course of their studies.

5. Progress Reports: Satisfactory progress reports from both of the student’s faculty advisors must be received. One advisor should be from the physical sciences/engineering and the other from biological sciences/medicine.




For questions about INBT's education programs contact: Camille Mathis / / 410-516-6572