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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-. If a grade lower than B- is received, the course must be re-taken. 

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. Students must complete all certificate courses while active in their PhD program. 

6.  Any grades of C or below will result in academic probation.  

7. All students must have a JHU advisor. If a students needs to change advisors for any reason, a new JHU advisor must be obtained within two months, to remain in good stating in the program. 

8. Title IV training. 


Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering





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