Become an Interdisciplinary Biomedical Researcher
The Chemistry of Life Processes Predoctoral Training Program, a Chemistry:Biology Interface Program of the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), integrates biology and chemistry through a common set of course requirements, a hands-on team based approach to laboratory training, a unique preceptor arrangement, and a strong communal training environment.
The training program educates the next generation of transdisciplinary scientists that will be capable of extending and integrating the perspectives and approaches of the life sciences and chemistry to complex scientific problems in the field of biomedical research.
The training program prepares students for a broad range of careers that span academic, industry, government and private sectors.
Due July 24th
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CLP Training Program
Our NIH-funded graduate training program requires two mentors, one from chemistry and one from biology, to help them master the divergent languages of drug discovery, and we’ve designed special courses that emphasize skills development, rigor, reproducibility, and hands-on training across a broad spectrum of instruments and methods. The Institute also provides education and career opportunities for outstanding undergraduates to help guide their development as future scientific leaders.
Meet the Trainees
CLP Trainee Luis Schachner Awarded 2017 Gilliam Fellowship by Howard Hughes Medical Institute
CLP Trainee Jennifer Ferrer Aims High and Finds Her Balance
Former CLP Trainee Brings Collaborative Mindset to AbbVie
MEET THE PRECEPTORS
45 Highly Interdisciplinary Faculty Mentors
40% Hold Multiple Department Appointments
17% Hold 3+ Department Appointments
IN THE PIPELINE
35 New drug candidates
31 Medical devices
9 Diagnostic technologies
BENCH TO SOCIETY
26 New companies spun out by Institute faculty
$1.5B External investments in new companies