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Van Andel Institute Graduate School
333 Bostwick Ave. N.E.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503, United States
Van Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS) is a small independent graduate school started in 2007 housed in a biomedical research institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan (3 hours from Chicago, 2 hours from Detroit). We only offer one program, a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, and we are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our small problem-based program is designed for hands on learners interested in using the latest techniques across fields and disease areas including epigenetics, neurodegenerative disease, metabolism and nutritional programming, structural biology and cell biology. Our small cohorts of 12-15 students are excellent learning opportunities especially for students looking for a tight knit collaborative learning environment. Students are fully funded through their entire PhD program including a generous stipend of $36,000 annually, health/dental/vision insurance, new laptop and $2000/year travel allowance for scientific events. VAIGS also partners with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine to offer training in both clinical medicine and biomedical research, resulting in both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.
PhD, Research, Primary Investigator, Biomedical, Genetics, Neurodegenerative disease, Cancer biology, Epigenetics, MD/PhD, Metabolism, Structural Biology, Parkinson's Research
Director of Enrollment and Records