Friday, October 25, 2013

Graduate School in Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Mayo Clinic’s Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Program (MPET) in the Mayo Graduate School has sent the following information to the chemistry department.

Are you seeking Ph.D. training for 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?  The Mayo Graduate School attracts outstanding students from across the world for a variety of reasons:

Exceptional Student Outcomes
Examples of our student’s successes include -

• Tremendous productivity during student training—Ph.D. (and M.D./Ph.D.) students graduating in the last 20 years averaged 5.6 publications, with publications in some of the very best journals in the world (e.g., Molecular Cell, Nature Immunology, Nature Genetics, Nature Cell Biology, PNAS, Neuron, Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Genes & Development, Nature Biotechnology).
• More than 90% of students go on to academic postdoctoral training at top-notch institutions.
• Former students now have careers as leaders in academia and industry.
• Funding of a highly competitive, peer-reviewed NIH pre-doctoral pharmacology training grant (T32GM072474)
• Students complete Ph.D. training in an average of 5.2 years.

Committed Mentors
Our faculty members are committed to fostering the intellectual development of students into future leaders in biomedical science (as demonstrated by our student outcomes!).  Our world-class investigators and mentors receive a total annual research budget of over $500 million every year. Students receive exceptional and focused mentorship and benefit from our outstanding 1:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Cutting-Edge Research
Our research program in pharmacology is firmly rooted in basic science research that integrates across the disciplines of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, physiology, structural biology, materials science, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, and systems pharmacology.  The goals of these programs are to discover the basic mechanisms of disease and to translate these findings into novel therapies. 

• Cancer Biology and Therapeutics – Discover the molecular underpinnings that drive cancers and new approaches to treat these diseases
• Regenerative Medicine – Harnessing bioengineered stem cells as an individualized in vitro platform to discover, diagnose, and ultimately treat mechanisms of degenerative diseases such as cardiomyopathy.
• Pharmacogenomics and Genetics – Employ cutting-edge genetic technologies to discover, at the molecular and genetic levels, why humans have vastly different responses to drugs
• Drug Discovery—Use supercomputers and chemistry to discover and develop mechanism-based drugs
• Neurobiology and Genetics of Addiction—Develop sophisticated genetic models and methods to understand and treat addictive behaviors
• Cardiovascular Biology and Therapeutics—Identify molecular mechanisms and genetic defects that contribute to heart disease and develop improved therapies

Full Student Financial Support
  • Annual stipend of $26,750 per year
  • Full tuition scholarships are given to all admitted students (valued at $24,000 per year)
  • Tuition scholarship and stipend are guaranteed by Mayo Graduate School for 5 years

To Apply
Applications are due by December 1, 2013. (Be sure to indicate MPET as your first choice!)

To learn more about the MPET program and mentor’s research programs

Thursday, October 10, 2013

NDSU Graduate Visitation Day

NDSU Graduate Visitation Day
Saturday, October 26th
RSVP by October 21st

Dear Colleague

This email follows up a recent mailing sent by the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Chemistry and Biochemistry Department regarding our NDSU Graduate Visitation Day. 

We appreciate your help in getting this information out to your students. If possible, please forward this email to your Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology undergraduate students.  Anyone looking for a M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is invited to attend this event. 

To view our brochure, which outlines the details of this event, click on the attached link:    

The RSVP deadline date is Monday, October 21st. To reserve a spot, we ask that student’s contact the department’s administrative secretary, Wendy Leach, by email, or by phone, 701-231-8751.   

Thank you for your time and effort to help us make this a successful event.

Sivaguru Jayaraman, Associate Professor

Graduate Admissions Chair
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry