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Current Outcomes of NIH T32 GM068411 Graduate Student Trainees

Over the past 14 years, 79 graduate students have been supported by this NIH training grant (excluding the seven currently supported by this grant). Of those trainees, 64 have graduated with degrees, including four who have earned MD/PhD degrees through our Medical Student Training Program and two who are in training for their MD degree. Four trainees have earned an MD degree, six have earned an MS degree, and 28 are still in training (including two who have obtained their PhD degree and are in training for their MD degree).

Of our 54 trainees who have earned a PhD degree, 59% are in research-intensive careers, 31% are in research-related careers, 6% are pursuing additional training, and 4% are in other career pursuits.

The average time-to-degree for the trainees who have earned a PhD degree was 5 years and 4 months.

Current Status of all T32 Trainees

Below is a summary of all trainees supported by the NIGMS T32 by participating graduate program.

T32 Participating Program*

Total T32 Trainees

PhD

MD

MS1

In Training2

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB)

44

30

1

3

11

Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology (BSCB)

18

10

1

3

5

Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology (CMPP)

11

6

0

0

6

Immunology, Microbiology & Virology (IMV)

13

8

2

0

6

TOTALS

86

54

4

6

28

% out of Total Trainees (86)

 

63%

5%

7%

33%

1Those listed as having obtained an MS did not go on to obtain a PhD or MD.

2Two trainees in our MD/PhD Program who have obtained their PhD and are continuing training for their MD are counted in both “PhD” and “In Training” columns.

T32 Trainee Outcomes by Program

Below is a summary of the career paths of the 54 trainees who have obtained a PhD through the NIGMS T32 Program.

T32 Participating Program*

PhD

MD

Research Intensive

Research Related

Further Training

Other

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB)

30

1

19

10

0

1

Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology (BSCB)

10

1

6

3

0

1

Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology (CMPP)

6

0

4

1

1

0

Immunology, Microbiology & Virology (IMV)

8

2

3

3

2

0

TOTALS

54

4

32

17

3

2

% out of Total Graduated Trainees (54)

   

59%

31%

6%

4%

*Please Note: The four MSTP trainees who obtained their MD have also obtained their PhD and are counted in both categories.

Past PhD-degree T32 trainees currently in research-intensive environments are:

  • Applications Scientist, Promega Life Sciences, Madison, WI
  • Assistant Director, Chemistry Manufacturing and Control, Bayer Pharma AG, Whippany, NJ
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Biology & Chemistry Instructor, Taft Education Center, The Taft School, Watertown, CT
  • Clinical Chemistry Fellow, Dept of Laboratory Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Data Scientist, Xometry, Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • Development Scientist, New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA
  • House Officer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Biomedical Genetics/Cancer Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, MD
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Horsham, PA
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Pharmacology & Physiology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cell & Structural Biology, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Bethesda, MD
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, National Institute on Aging (NIA), Baltimore, MD
  • Principal Scientist I, Cell Line Development, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Kenilworth, NJ
  • Research Associate/Instructor, Dept of Biology, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Humcicao Campus, Puerto Rico
  • Scientist II, Field Applications Support, Bioinformatics, Pacific Biosciences, Menlo Park, CA
  • Scientist, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
  • Senior CMC Scientist, CMC Regulatory Sciences, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Troy, NY
  • Senior Molecular Biologist, Zeptometrix Corporation, Buffalo, NY (two trainees hold this position)
  • Senior Pharmacokineticist and QA Specialist, Nuventra Pharma Sciences, Exton, PA
  • Senior Scientist, Bioprocess Development, Veterinary Medicine R&D, Zoetis Inc., Kalamazoo, MI
  • Senior Scientist, EdiGene, Cambridge, MA

Past PhD-degree T32 trainees currently in research-related careers are:

  • Assistant Head of School, Namaste Montessori School, Ithaca, NY
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Biology, Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY
  • Director Data Science, Excellus, Rochester, NY
  • Director of Career Development and Training, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • Educator, DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  • Health Plan Analytics Consultant III, Excellus BCBS, Rochester, NY
  • Instructor, Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
  • Law Clerk, Scientific Patent Law, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., Albany, NY
  • Medical Director, Pathology Informatics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • Medical Science Liaison, UniQure, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Pharmacist, Albany, NY
  • Principle Investigator, Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
  • Research Resident, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Senior Consultant, Navigant, San Francisco, CA
  • Senior System Engineer, Raytheon, Waltham, MA
  • Vice President of Research and Development, Shattuck Labs, Research Triangle Park, NC

Prior trainees who are continuing their training are at the following institutions and centers:

  • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (x2)
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
     

The former MD/PhD T32 trainees who are either continuing or have finished their education hold these positions:

  • MSTP Graduate Student, Dept of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • MSTP Graduate Student, Dept of Pharmacology & Physiology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Clinical & Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Instructor, Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
  • Research Resident, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  • House Officer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Five of the seven prior T32 trainees who have earned their MS degree and are engaged in science or medical-related careers hold these positions:

  • Associate Scientist, Amicus Therapeutics, Philadelphia, PA
  • Diagnostic Resident, Radiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Medical Physicist, Advocate Aurora Health, Kenosha, WI
  • Microbiologist II, CFD Research Corporation, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
  • Research Associate, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Tarrytown, NY

 

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Notes on Job Function categories:

  • “Other” represents two trainees who have left science to pursue other areas.
  • “Healthcare Provider” includes residents/fellows.
  • “Continued Training” includes two training for MD degrees in our MSTP Program and 12 trainees in postdoctoral training roles
  • “Administration” is one trainee whose role is Vice President of Research and Development at biotechnology company