Academic Laboratory Research Training
Understanding the role genetics plays in both health and disease provides a path to integrating scientific discoveries into diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of many diseases, both rare and common, as well as overall improvement in the health of society.
The goal for Research orientated trainees is to guide them to become independent, productive investigators through training in a broad, in-depth educational program covering all aspects of human genetics, molecular biology, cell biology and related fields.
Trainees will receive basic research training in medical genetics of the highest quality and sufficient intensity and duration to produce independent productive investigators. Each fellow will develop his/her own independent research program under the guidance of his/her research mentor(s). Trainees will obtain experience in designing and performing research projects, writing up and presenting the results at meetings, and writing manuscripts and grants.
Supported by an NIH Postdoctoral T-32 Training Grant, this program is open to academically oriented applicants with an MD, PhD, DDS, or equivalent degree. It offers a wide variety of research training opportunities in molecular, biochemical, immuno-, cancer, cyto-, somatic cell, population and clinical genetics.
Recognizing the importance of developing a diverse workforce in the field of genetics, the UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program is committed to fostering diversity among our trainees. We solicit and encourage applicants who will strengthen our diversity. The Program defines diversity broadly, to include race, culture, ethnicity, veteran status, place of origin, religion, mental or physical disabilities, age, gender, sexual orientation and other characteristics. We believe that the learning experience is enhanced for all by including individuals of different backgrounds and perspectives, and that this fosters the development of physicians who will care for patients who themselves come from a wide array of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Selection is based on past academic performance, research experience, research potential, commitment to an academic career, letters of recommendation, and personal interviews.
For more information please contact:
William Wilcox, MD, PhD, c/o Patricia Kearney