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July 2023

Andrea Sama and her advisor, Jazz Dickinson, are awarded one of only 50 HHMI Gilliam Fellowships to support diversity in science! Congratulations!

June 2023

We are excited to welcome our newest group of PiBS trainees! Check out the whole list of 2023 inductees and their mentors on the Trainees page!

new trainees

April 2023

Congratulations to Alison Vicary for her publication in PLoS Pathogens! This is part of Alison’s thesis work on influenza virus and the host innate immune response, and includes contributions from PiBS trainees Asama Lekbua and Zaida Rodriguez.

Read the article


Each year, trainees are selected from the UC San Diego Biological Sciences PhD program for inclusion in the PiBS training program.

Meet our trainees


PiBS hosts a variety of events each year, including student presentation colloquia and a student organized PiBS symposium.

See Upcoming Events


The program includes faculty from the School of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies who do outstanding science and have excellent PhD training records.

Meet our Faculty