Dean's Letter

David Kovar

David Kovar, PhD Professor
Associate Dean of Basic Science, Graduate Education
Biological Sciences Division

Welcome. University of Chicago graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in the biosciences break new ground every day.

We have a long history of research excellence and notable achievements among our alumni and faculty. At UChicago, you benefit from immersion in one of the world’s preeminent research universities, and our community of scholars benefits from you—emerging scientists with bright minds, unbridled enthusiasm, and plenty of fresh ideas.

As an international intellectual destination, the University of Chicago draws students, researchers, and faculty to exchange ideas freely, challenging the status quo and one another to push the boundaries of their fields, leading to world-changing discoveries and insights.

The University’s hallmark emphasis on interdisciplinary research and collaboration, coupled with access to the latest technology and to three major affiliated laboratories, offers a graduate experience in the biosciences unavailable anywhere else.

The University of Chicago famously embraces inquiry and impact. Through graduate and postdoctoral education, we celebrate the transformative power of ideas and the opportunity to enrich human life here in Chicago and around the globe through basic, translational, and clinical research.

David Kovar, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
Dean of Graduate Affairs Biological Sciences Division