Van Andel Institute Graduate School develops scientists to be tomorrow’s biomedical research leaders through an intense, problem-focused PhD degree in molecular and cell biology.

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From student to scientist

VAIGS trains today’s students to be tomorrow’s scientific leaders through an innovative, scientifically rigorous and inquiry-based Ph.D. program in molecular and cellular biology.

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Van Andel Institute Graduate School is intended for students seeking a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology that prepares them for leadership positions in biomedical research.

International Students

Van Andel Institute Graduate School provides international students with the rigorous study of a world-class research institute and the support of a small, close-knit community.

Distinguished faculty

Our faculty is primarily made up of VARI investigators, each of whom have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent academic degree and a distinguished record of scholarship and contributions to the scientific community.

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