Nominations: Applications for funding by the Pharmacological Sciences Training Grant (PSTG) will be accepted in early May, in accordance with the deadlines established by the Graduate Programs Office (GPO). GPO uses Collab to collect nominations and the Collab site will be viewable to mentors in late April (look for the tab “bims-tgnom”). The PSTG offers 7 pre-doctoral training slots for students in good academic standing in their programs. Any PSTG mentor may nominate any student for a position on the PSTG.
Requirements: Students appointed to the PSTG are required to attend and actively particpate in the Pharmacology Journal Club (Tuesdays at noon) and the Pharmacology Seminar Series (Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.) during their term of appointment. PSTG Trainees are also required to matriculate in BIMS/MICR 8380 (Practical Use of Statistics in Biomedical Research) and at least one Pharmacology Course Sequence (either PHAR 9001 and 9002, Intro to Pharmacology and Intro to Neuropharmacology; or PHAR 9003 and 9004, Molecular Characterization of Drug Targets I and II) either prior to or during their term of appointment.
PSTG Mentors: Pharmacology Ph.D. students may train under any tenured or tenure-eligible faculty with appointments in Pharmacology or associated with the Pharmacological Sciences Training Grant. Since these faculty have appointments in many other departments, this provides PSTG students with great flexibility in their choice of mentors and research areas for study. You can view our training faculty alphabetically, by research area, by techniques practiced in the lab, or by disease.
Diversity Training: The PSTG is dedicated to creating a diverse training environment. For more information, please visit our page for the PSTG & Diversity.