Graduate Programs in Bioscience is a consortium of eleven Home Areas, each consisting of an interdepartmental group of faculty and students with shared interests in research areas and approaches. Each interdepartmental Home Area is aligned with a Ph.D.-granting program, provides in-depth, cutting-edge training, and offers access to a wide variety of exceptional faculty mentors. Home Areas break down conventional institutional divisions and serve as a nexus for inquiry, training, and discovery in research themes where UCLA faculty members are leaders. Home Areas are designed to unite students and faculty in cohesive groups organized by research focus, while also allowing first-year students to rotate in laboratories outside the Home Area should their interest take them there. In those circumstances, students may move to another Home Area within the GPB Program to pursue their research interests.