The Committee on Genetics, Genomics & Systems Biology (GGSB) is an interdisciplinary PhD granting program that brings together over 60 biologists from many academic departments. The GGSB program is aimed at training PhD scholars for careers as independent scientists in basic and applied biomedical research and education. GGSB offers a program of basic study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics. Our PhD training program combines a foundation in modern genetic analysis with training in current methods for formulating and addressing biological questions in the context of complex systems. Such systems are studied in physiological, developmental, and evolutionary contexts. GGSB’s 60+ training faculty represent numerous different departments at the University of Chicago. The presence of both basic and clinical sciences in the Biological Sciences Division enhances GGSB’s broad interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research. The GGSB program provides an exciting environment in which to pursue rigorous, high quality training with flexibility in designing programs to meet individual needs. Our goal is to provide an intellectually stimulating, collegial and supportive environment for students to progress smoothly from research training to research independence.