NIH T32 Training Grant in Cellular, Biochemical & Molecular Sciences

The University of Rochester has been awarded a National Institutes of Health T32 Training Grant in Cellular, Biochemical & Molecular Sciences. The grant provides specific educational and training opportunities, as well as stipend, health insurance and tuition support, for graduate students working with interdepartmental faculty advisors. Student trainees are chosen based on academic scholarship and potential.

Program Overview

The goal of this program is to train predoctoral students for careers as outstanding research scientists in the Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences. Specific objectives of the program include the following:

  1. To develop an interactive, productive and exciting interdisciplinary environment in which predoctoral trainees obtain an outstanding education.
  2. To provide an enriched training and learning environment for students through special courses and seminars. Students will be taught the skills of designing experiments, interpreting and writing up data, oral presentations, applying for funding, reading the literature and thinking broadly and critically.
  3. To foster communication among trainees and faculty through the programs outlined above and, in addition, an annual retreat.

The training faculty in this program are members of the various departments across the School of Medicine and Dentistry and College of Arts and Sciences. This highly dynamic and focused group of researchers with common interests and shared research goals provide a cohesive program with superb opportunities for interactions between different laboratories. Many of the investigators involved in this program already collaborate extensively. Investigators selected for this program have good extramural support and extensive experience in training both predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have gone to establish independent research careers.

Retreats

In addition to supporting the annual Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology Retreat, the T32 also sponsors an annual Retreat of its own.

Courses

Critical Thinking in Research Science (BCH 515)

Topics in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences (BCH 517)