NIH Training Grant Program
Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program
We seek to train the next generation of researchers in cell and molecular biology with a deep understanding of core disciplines and the ability to plan important, incisive research and execute their plans with appropriate technology and methodology, from the classic to the cutting edge.
To join, apply via one of the following Graduate Options: Biology, BMB, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Geobiology, Computer Science, Neurobiology, CNS.
Our training activities comprise eight main components described in detail below this overview:
- each student's individual research program, guided by one or more faculty members and carried out within a group of other students and postdoctoral fellows having related interests;
- a set of courses comprising of Topics in molecular and cell biology (Bi250a), a class in reading, writing, reviewing, expiremental design and reproducibility (Bi253), three courses from a menu of relevant courses;
- option-specific preparation for qualifying or candidacy examinations;
- an extensive program of formal and informal seminars and research meetings;
- a course and discussion in responsible conduct of research (Bi252);
- a spring term research seminar during which students present their own work and discuss that of other students (Bi/BMB 251);
- yearly meetings with a thesis committee to provide an update on progress towards the Ph.D. degree; and
- experience in teaching through service as a teaching assistant.
Training Faculty by Division
*Funded in part by National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant 2T32GM007616 (P. W. Sternberg, PI).