Director’s Message

Director’s Message

Greetings from the Institute of Integrative Biosciences (IIB)! We are a young entity that is currently in its 4th year of operation. IIB was established with the vision that it will emerge as a center of educational and research excellence in life sciences within the region and outside.
IIB’s mission is to impart the highest quality of education to its students and in doing so produce knowledgeable, technically savvy, and internationally competitive graduates who are not afraid of challenges. We expect our graduates to further their careers either at top-tier institutions or work independently as successful entrepreneurs.
The Institute offers a rigorous undergraduate experience in Biotechnology. Our 21st century curriculum is spread over eight 16-week semesters and comprised of foundational courses in mathematics, chemistry and computer science during the first academic year, and others in biology that gradually increases in depth over the subsequent six semesters. Several social science courses are included in our curriculum and ample emphasis is placed on strengthening the oral and written communication skills of students. We believe in experiential learning that promotes a clear understanding of how science is conducted, how experiments are designed and, and how data is analyzed and communicated. Towards that end, we offer a number of laboratory courses to our students throughout the 4 years. Our students have the opportunity to learn from a group of passionate instructors, and are encouraged to conduct research under the supervision of faculty members in their final year.
If you are passionate about the life sciences, and wish to pursue your professional endeavors in a rapidly evolving discipline that has the potential to solve some of the most pressing problems in the country and region, then join IIB, and experience the excitement of Biotechnology!
I encourage you to become a member of the IIB family as student, scientific collaborator, or as member of staff.
Sohail A. Qureshi, PhD
Professor & Director
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