Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Graduate Training

The Graduate Group in Integrative Pathobiology (GGIP) is the core UC Davis graduate program for students interested in disease processes and biomedical research. The diverse faculty members in the group come from the School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Medicine, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Biological Sciences. This diversity of faculty offers students a wide range of opportunities and expertise from the UC Davis biomedical research community.

GGIP is designed for students interested in studying mechanisms responsible for the development of disease at the organismal, cellular or subcellular level. Students interested in cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, immunology, or genetics should apply to the graduate programs in those subjects. But such students may find some of the courses taught by faculty in integrative pathobiology to be of great interest.

Successful completion of the GGIP program leads to either a master of science (MS) or doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree. Students applying to this program have varied backgrounds. Some hold professional degrees (i.e., DVM, MD or DDS) while others apply after completion of an undergraduate degree. Students without a professional degree are admitted if they have exceptionally strong interests and backgrounds in basic biomedical sciences.


The Integrative Pathobiology Graduate Group at UC Davis is committed to a welcoming and inclusive research environment for all. The faculty and staff of GGIP know that a diverse research community benefits and informs creativity and scholarship; we strongly encourage underrepresented minority students to apply.