Academics and research are intimately linked at NCBS and inStem. Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers are the heart of our campus, they are the ones who actually do the cutting edge research which sustains us. Visiting undergraduates and high-school students represent the future, and are exposed to the problems and tools of modern biology through internships and outreach programmes. As the breadth of research on our campus and the size of our community has grown, our graduate programs have expanded in their diversity and scale.