Pre-Doctoral Training Support


The CCTS REACH Program provides support for selected PhD candidates who are preparing for careers as translational researchers.

TL1 Fellowship
PECTS Program

 

CCTS NIH TL1 Fellowship for Pre-doctoral Students Preparing for Clinical and Translational Research Careers

The NIH TL1 Fellowship supports selected PhD candidates who are preparing for careers as translational researchers. TL1 awards can support trainees in a wide variety of life science PhD programs across campus corresponding to the many academic disciplines that contribute to clinical and translational investigation. TL1 Fellows will become part of a clinical and translational science community through completion of a core curriculum, joint events, seminars, and workshops outside of their separate degree programs.

As NIH TL1 Fellows, individuals will be provided with one-year of stipend support at the NIH Ruth Kirschstein NRSA level (currently $22,032 annually), plus up to $5200 for trainee-related expenses and for travel to the annual National CTSA pre-doctoral meeting. A second year of support will be dependent upon available funds. NIH TL1 Fellows will be expected to devote full time to their research during the period of support.

For questions regarding the program, please contact Jack Zwanziger or Larry Tobacman.

Current fellows may visit our Educational and Professional Development Resources page for relevant forms and resources.

Current & Past TL1 Fellows

2013 TL1 Fellows
Brian Burmeister, PhD Candidate in the Department of Pharmacology
Research: Cardiac activity of the phosphatase Shp2: role in regulating protein kinase D1 (PKD1) under normal and pathological conditions leading to heart failure

Allen Ye, MD/PhD Candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program in the Department of Bioengineering
Research: Elucidating brain morphology and neural networks via fractional diffusion MRI and graph theory

Jason Buhrman, MD/PhD Candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program in the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Research: Using the gluthathione s-transferase/glutathione interaction as a protein anchor in controlled-release delivery systems

2012 TL1 Fellow
Cody Rutledge, MD/PhD Candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program in the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine
Research: Src Regulation of Cx43 Expression in Ischemic Heart Disease

2011 TL1 Fellows
Jackson Cone, PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology (LAS) in the Neuroscience Program
Research: Effects of gherlin on dopamine evoked by food and food-predictive cues

Phillip Baker, PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology (LAS) in the Neuroscience Program
Research: Prefrontal cortex-basal ganglia contributions to cognitive flexibility

Sarah Berth, Dean's Scholar, and MD/PhD Candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program, completing graduate study in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in the Neuroscience Program
Research: Intra-axonal regulation of fast axonal transport by the HIV glycoprotein gp120

2010 TL1 Fellow
Ina Han, MD/PhD Candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program, completing graduate study in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in the Neuroscience Program
Research: The role of the JNK kinase pathway in Huntington's Disease pathogenesis

2008-2010 TL1/PECTS Fellows
Danyelle Martin, Department of Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Yalda Afshar, in the COM Medical Scientist Training Program

 

CCTS Pre-doctoral Education for Clinical and Translational Scientists (PECTS) Program

The CCTS PECTS Program supports the dissertation research of selected PhD candidates who are preparing for careers as translational researchers. PECTS fellows will become part of a clinical and translational science community through completion of a core curriculum, joint events, seminars, and workshops outside of their separate degree programs.

Selected PECTS trainees will be provided with stipend and fees support for one calendar year. Trainees also will receive trainee-related expense support of $2000 ($1000/yr  x two years), plus a two-year total of $1000 for travel to professional meetings/conferences. PECTS trainees will be expected to devote full time to their research during the period of support.

For questions regarding the program, please contact Jaclyn Jackson.

Current fellows may visit our Educational and Professional Development Resources page  for relevant forms and resources.

Current & Past PECTS Trainees

Shweta Damba, PhD Candidate in the Department of Pathology
Research: Exploring the functional role of the entire miR183 cluster in prostate differentiation, zinc homeostasis, and oncogenic transformation

Indira Elangovan, PhD Candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Research: Targeting Jun/Fra-1 Signaling in Lung Cancer Using Preclinical Models and Human Cancer Cell Systems

Christine Haddad, MD/PhD Candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Research: The roles that regulator T cells play in determining the outcome of an autoimmune disease with particular reference to the mouse non-obese type I diabetes (NOD) model

Yachana Kataria, PhD Candidate in the Department of Pathology
Research: Evaluating the relationship between retinoid/carotenoid depletion and markers of oxidative stress and pre-cancer phenotype in patients with chronic liver disease

Felecia Marottoli, Phd Candidate in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Research: Notch signaling in a model of metochromatic leukokystrophy

Akshay Pandey, PhD Candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Research: Investigating the mechanism leading to high grade progression of tumors

Nathan Roberts, PhD Candidate in the Department of Phsyiology and Biophysics
Research: Examining the fibrosis inhibitory nature of MRL nuclear and mitochondrial genomes

Elizabeth Varghegyi, PhD Candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Research: Analysis of host factors involved in influenza viral entry and discovery of anti-virals

Alexandra Vilkova, PhD Candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Research: Inhibition of epigenetic enzymes in breast cancer as potential therapeutic targets