Welcome to IBIEM

IBIEM is an interdisciplinary graduate training program between Duke University and North Carolina A&T State University which brings together scientists from various fields with an interest in microbiome research.

Our educational model aims to transcend communication barriers between disciplines and promote team science.Graduate students in microbiology, engineering and other empirical sciences will be cross trained with theorists, model builders and computational scientists. This graduate training model reflects current trends in interdisciplinary research and effectively decreases discipline-centrism while promoting interdisciplinary cultural competence.

In addition to their rigorous academic training, IBIEM trainees will also be exposed to and develop a range of soft skills as well as be engaged with the community through outreach activities aimed at promoting science and engineering to the general public.