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Postdoctoral Training at CHORI


Although CHORI is not a university, the institution still maintains an unfailing commitment to the promise of education. As part of that commitment, CHORI offers unique training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows interested in exploring biomedical research with premier investigators in a high-caliber research institute of national and global renown:

  • Individual principal investigators (PIís) at CHORI have funding for postdoctoral fellowships on a continuing basis, and offer prospective fellows the unparalleled opportunity to train in any one of CHORIís six nationally recognized centers of research.
  • Recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as an educational institute for postdoctoral fellows, CHORI also has access to funding to help postdoctoral students evolve as independent scientists. The NIH funding allows fellows and the principal investigator (PI) with whom they work a degree of flexibility in the subject of study, irrespective of that PIís own research goals.
  • Through CHORIís collaboration with Childrenís Hospital Oakland, CHORI also offers the opportunity for pediatric fellows to explore biomedical research. Within this program, fellows who have clinical patients also work at the bench labs of nationally renowned PIís to develop their basic research skills.
  • Finally, specific training programs for postdoctoral fellows are offered through three different NIH-funded T32 programs. The Training Program in Genetic and Molecular Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease focuses on the genetics, genomics and epigenomics of cardiovascular disease and response to cardiovascular drugs. The Training Program in Hematology, Immunology and Stem Cell Biology provides the opportunity to explore research in hematology, immunology, genetics, transfusion medicine, hematopoietic stem cell biology and transplantation. The UCB/CHORI Tumor Biology T32 Training Program offers training in a wide range of basic (molecular, cellular, genetic, physiological) and clinical experimental research strategies to explore issues in the rapidly evolving field of cancer biology.

Regardless of the particular program through which postdoctoral fellows are supported at CHORI, they all have the opportunity to participate in the Staff and Clinical Scientist & Postdoctoral Fellow Association at CHORI (SPAC), an organization which unites all junior doctorate-level scientists.

Dedicated to supporting all aspects of career development, SPAC is designed to promote interaction between scientists from different laboratories and to facilitate communication with the Scientific Advisory Committee and CHORI administration. Please refer to CHORIís Career page for more information on CHORIís unique postdoctoral fellowship opportunities.

Revised: Monday, April 2, 2012 4:40 PM


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