The University of Chicago

Welcome from the Dean

Our graduate students and postdoctoral trainees play a pivotal role in the research and education missions of the Biological Sciences Division (BSD). We are immensely proud of our long history of trainee research excellence and of the notable achievements of our alumni. Our trainees benefit from immersion within one of the world’s great research universities, but of equal importance, our faculty benefit from the opportunity to collaborate with young scientists who bring to our institution the brightest of minds, unbridled enthusiasm, and a panoply of fresh ideas. The University of Chicago famously embraces the life of the mind; through graduate student and postdoctoral training we celebrate the transformative power of ideas and the opportunity to make a difference.

Victoria E Prince PhDVictoria E. Prince, PhD
Dean and Director
Office of Graduate Affairs


Summer Quarter 2015

Flower pot

We hope you are enjoying the warm weather, lush vegetations, entertainment opportunities offered by our beautiful city (Fourth of July Fireworks, Taste of Chicago, Chicago Jazz festival, to name a few), and, of course, chill on Lake Michigan...


... a bit like our Botany Pond ducklings.

Happy Summer from OGPA!