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NIH Training Program in Biomolecular Technology ......

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T32 GM008799, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2017

The NIH Training Program in Biomolecular Technology is a graduate level training grant awarded in recognition of the quality of multidisciplinary research and training provided by the campus. This Training Grant is 1 of 4 Biotechnology Training Programs in California. UC Davis joins Stanford, UCLA, and The Scripps Research Institute to form an elite group of biotechnology training programs. The grant is under the directorship of Bruce Hammock, Department of Entomology, and The Cancer Research Center with Co-directors Karen McDonald, Department of Chemical Engineering, and Associate Dean of the College of Engineering; and Martina Newell-McGloughlin, Director of the International Biotechnology Program (IBP), and Department of Plant Pathology. The Program Coordinator is Judith Kjelstrom, Director of the UC Davis Biotechnology Program. The DEB is the formal training program for the trainees and the UC Davis Biotechnology Program is the administrative home.

The name, Biomolecular Technology, was chosen to reflect the emphasis of the program which is characterized by the following three elements:

  1. Analysis of Model Systems - significant to medicine and bio-technology;
  2. Synthesis of Information and Research Approaches from cellular physiology, genetics, physical biochemistry, chemical engineering, etc.;
  3. The Translation of Biological Information into a quantitative framework.

The Program will provide:

  • Multidisciplinary training of predoctoral students in critical areas of biotechnology research
  • A structure for interdisciplinary research environments
  • Integration of basic biological science and engineering disciplines with academic and industrial experiences

~Five NIH fellowships will be awarded to students in their 2-4th year of study in June. Additionally, Biotech Fellowships are funded by industry and campus.

More information on the nomination process can be found on our NIH website HERE.

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