Student research is an important component of the Master of Biotechnology Program.Student research is an important component of the Master of Biotechnology Program.

Student Research

The Master of Biotechnology Program capitalizes on Northwestern University’s world-class research facilities by requiring its students to complete at least 1,000 hours of research in a single laboratory. This accounts for approximately one-third of the curriculum. When students complete their projects, they are able to plan and execute experiments, analyze resulting data, and draw conclusions from their findings. 

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Research Affiliations

Biotechnology is an integrated field of study that often demands collaboration between disciplines. As a result, MBP encourages students to explore research opportunities outside of the McCormick School of Engineering.

We encourage our students to find a research project that suits their interests, and a laboratory that fits their working style. Students select a project based on research presentations, and one-on-one meetings with faculty preceptors.

Because of the limited duration of our program, we do not offer rotating research labs. Students commit to a single lab and work in that lab until the research requirement has been satisfied.

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Research AREAS

Click on an area of research below to see a description and a list of preceptors performing research in this area.

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Preceptors: McCormick School of Engineering

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Preceptors: Feinberg School of Medicine

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Preceptors: Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences