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Program seeks pre-doctoral students who wish to pursue a career in cancer research

Apr. 18, 2013

The Translational Cancer Biology Training Program is designed to enhance the training received in any individual laboratory or department. Trainees are exposed to a broad range of cancer-related research encompassing both basic and clinical aspects of the disease.

Predoctoral students in the Translational Cancer Biology Training Program will fulfill the requirements of their individual basic science departments and complete the Cancer Biology minor. Pre-doctoral Translational Cancer Biology Training Program trainees attend both a basic science and a clinical seminar series, co-sponsored by the IU Simon Cancer Center, and participate and present in the monthly meeting of trainees and in the IU Simon Cancer Center's annual Cancer Research Day.

Support for training pre-doctoral students is provided by the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and the DeVault Gift Estate. These Translational Cancer Biology Training Program stipends are available on a competitive basis for trainees conducting their research in the laboratory of a Translational Cancer Biology Training Program preceptor. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

Faculty preceptors represent the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dermatology, Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Surgery and Urology.

Ongoing National Institutes of Health-, American Cancer Society-, and Departmemt of Defense-funded research programs are focused in breast cancer, hematopoiesis, microenvironment and immunology, experimental and developmental therapeutics, and tumor microenvironment and metastases

For additional information, contact Harikrishna Nakshatri, Ph.D., Marian J. Morrison Professor of Breast Cancer Research and professor of surgery, biochemistry and molecular biology at the IU School of Medicine, at 317- 278-2238 or hnakshat@iupui.edu.

 For more information, visit http://www.cancer.iu.edu/education/training/cbtp or download the application form.

Applications are due Friday, May 17.

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