Postdoctoral Training Programs

Fellowship in Research and Science Teaching

FIRST is a successful program that provides postdoctoral fellows with both research support and training in teaching methods that are useful to their career development. This fellowship program combines the faculties of one of the top national research universities and four of the top national minority servicing institutions in Atlanta. The FIRST Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (K12) is supported by the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity at NIH/ NIGMS.

Institutional T32 Training Grant

What is the NIH Institutional T32 Training Grant?

The T32 is submitted by a team of NIH funded investigators around a common research theme. If approved, then NIH provides funds for a specified number of positions (termed slots) for 2-3 years of support (stipends, tuition and fees, and training related expenses, including health insurance) for the appointed trainee.

The program directors oversee the selection of trainees and selection of an appropriate research mentor, as well as  the provision of appropriate background, technical training, and ongoing research supervision by the mentors.

Postdoctoral trainees select a mentor with whom they develop a research proposal, conduct the research, and participate in the ongoing research projects of the mentor.

If you see an area of interest, contact the Program Director to inquire about availability of positions.

Currently Funded Emory T32s:

 

ADVANCED RESEARCH TRAINING IN TRANSPLANTATION SCIENCE

Program Director: Mandy Ford, Ph.D.                          

The program offers a rich environment spanning powerful murine models in transplantation and viral immunology, an intensive translational program at the Yerkes National Primate Center, and markedly augmented opportunities in clinical trials and human immunology.

EMORY ACUTE LUNG INJURY TRAINING PROGRAM

Program Directors:  David M. Guidot, M.D.  and Lou Ann S. Brown, Ph.D.                               

This program's unique focus is on identifying how oxidative stress causes pre-clinical (and often unrecognized) susceptibility to the subsequent development of lung disease, including the development and validation of biomarkers that can be used to detect early disease as well as monitor the response to therapeutic interventions.

ENDOCRINOLOGY, METABOLISM AND DIABETES

Program Director:  Roberto Pacifici, M.D.                    

This program offers a wide variety of investigative opportunities, ranging from traditional clinical research to state of the art molecular biology, with extensive interdisciplinary collaborations in the areas of endocrinology, metabolism, and diabetes, providing excellent opportunities for clinical training and programs of clinical research.

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOSTATISTICS TRAINING GRANT

Program Director:  Lance Waller, Ph.D.                                         

In the current program, trainees develop and apply statistical and computational approaches applied in the environmental sciences, with particular themes involving Statistics for Environmental Policy (SEP) and Quantitative Disease Ecology (QDE).

GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE AND TOXICOLOGY

Program Director: Gary Miller, Ph.D.                           

This Program provides advanced training in environmental health science from the molecular level to the population level.  The program will provide trainees with access to expertise in systems biology, bioinformatics, metabolomics, analytical chemistry, and community engagement.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRAINING IN VISION AND RESEARCH

Program Director: Michael, Iuvone, Ph.D. 

Emphasis is placed on understanding fundamental mechanisms underlying normal ocular processes, as well as disorders of the retina, choroid, cornea, lens, optic nerve, and central visual processing.

NEPHROLOGY INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING GRANT

Program Director:  Jeff Sands, M.D.                                             

Our research program will teach young investigators to apply modern techniques to answer questions related to the consequences of kidney disease. This offers an excellent opportunity to identify and treat these conditions.

PATHOBIOLOGY OF MUCOSAL/EPITHELIAL DISEASE

Program Director: Andrew Neish, M.D.                       

The main goal of this program is to provide multidisciplinary training in problem-oriented research on the pathophysiology of mucosal disease of the alimentary tract with special emphasis on epithelial biology, including epithelial cell function, inflammation, pathogen interactions and neoplasia.

RESEARCH TRAINING IN ACADEMIC CARDIOLOGY

Program Director:  W. Robert Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.  

The proposed cardiovascular research training program will provide a unique opportunity for multidisciplinary training in basic and clinical vascular biology. Successful trainees will be well equipped to initiate a research career in academic cardiology.

TRAINING A NEW GENERATION OF VACCINOLOGISTS

Program Director: Mark J. Mulligan, M.D.                   

Each trainee selects a mentored research project with a preceptor from one of four Research Training Sections: 1) Pathogenesis & Vaccine Discovery; 2) Innate & Adaptive Immune Responses to Bacterial, Protozoal, & Viral Antigens; 3) Vaccine Epidemiology & Health Policy; and 4) Translation, Delivery & Clinical Trials.  The preceptors are affiliated with several departments and programs at Emory (Emory Schools of Medicine and School of Public Health, the Emory Vaccine Center) and the joint Emory-Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech) Biomedical Engineering Department.

TRAINING GRANT IN TRANSFUSION MEDICINE

Program Director: John Roback, M.D., Ph.D.             

Research in transfusion medicine is vital to the future of the field and, downstream, to the safety of recipients of transfusion and cellular therapies worldwide. The Emory Center for Transfusion and Cellular Therapies (CTCT) is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic transfusion medicine programs in the nation and is dedicated to excellence in clinical service, outstanding basic, translational and clinical research and the clinical and research-based training of future leaders in the field.

TRAINING IN TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN NEUROLOGY

Program Director: Alan Levey, M.D., Ph.D.                               

The objective of this program is to provide predoctoral and postdoctoral research training opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing careers in neurtranslational research and to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles related to translational research.