Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Not sure that you interested in studying molecular pharmacology?
Not even sure what pharmacology research is all about?

Then just imagine a career that melds the unparalleled thrill of discovering basic biological mechanisms with the excitement of translating those findings into the novel therapies for human diseases—that’s pharmacology. In other words, this is Basic Science on Steroids, where you not only perform cutting-edge basic research that leads to new insights in biology; you see how your discoveries can make a difference. If this appeals to you, consider Mayo Clinic’s Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Program (MPET), a unique and innovative Ph.D. training opportunity for graduate students looking to contribute to the frontiers of 21st century discovery and medicine.

Extraordinary Mentors

Mayo MPET faculty members actively mentor students by guiding your research project, fostering your intellectual development as a scientist, developing your communication skills, and providing you with career advice so that you can become an independent investigator in academia or industry. They also are world-class scientists whose multidisciplinary research programs integrate across the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, organic chemistry, structural biology, and genetics.

Exceptional Outcomes

Our success in training students is demonstrated by the:
•Tremendous productivity during student training including publications in high-impact journals
•Excellent postdoctoral positions students obtain
•Careers, as leaders in academia and industry that former students are pursuing
•Funding of a highly competitive, peer-reviewed NIH predoctoral pharmacology training grant that peer reviewers described as follows:

"The success of the program (MPET) is evident in the productivity of the trainees while they are in the program and the distinguished careers that they have after they have graduated. This program has numerous strengths, including a heavily funded and engaged cohort of trainers, a comprehensive didactic program, and an administration that has a demonstrated commitment to graduate education … the program is highly effective at training these students and bringing out their best. Along these lines, the MPET is a highly cohesive program with significant evidence of collaboration and numerous events that bring faculty and students together. It appears that MPET students are trained by 'a village' … Overall, this is an excellent training program and enthusiasm for this program is very, very high."
-Peer Review of the National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Training Grant

To Apply
Applications are due by December 1, 2011.
(Be sure to indicate MPET as your first choice!)
To learn more about the MPET program and mentor’s research programs http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/mpet.html

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