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Growth Regulation and Oncogenesis Training Program

National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute

This training program in the Biochemistry of Growth Regulation and Oncogenesis, funded under the single longest-running NCI training grant at UC San Diego, will provide funding to support four predoctoral and six postdoctoral scholars through 2019, when it will have completed 34 years of vital training for cancer investigators. During its past years of operation, this program has supported the advanced training of more than 200 predoctoral and 100 postdoctoral trainees.

Many thanks go out to the administrators and supporters of this program: Dr. Scott Lippman (Director of Moores Cancer Center); Dr. Suresh Subramani (Executive Vice-Chancellor of UCSD), Dr. David Brenner (Vice-Chancellor of UCSD Health Sciences), Web Cavenee (Director of the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research, San Diego Branch), and our 32 Participating Faculty Mentors.

What is this training program all about?

This training program in the biochemistry of growth regulation and oncogenesis is supported by an institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award #T32 CA009523 from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute. This T32 training program arose originally in recognition of the growing convergence of interests among the training faculty and a desire to take full advantage of a scientific environment that was already highly interactive in many respects.

Funded under the single longest-running NCI training grant at UC San Diego through 2019, this T32 has supported the advanced training of more than 200 predoctoral and 100 postdoctoral scholars. Currently, funding for four predoctoral trainees and six postdoctoral trainees is administered through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, which has operated a high-quality graduate program since the founding of UCSD in 1960. Now in its 33rd year of successful operation under the uninterrupted guidance of the same Program Director, Dr. Daniel Donoghue, together with Co-Director Dr. Jing Yang going forward, this is a remarkable record of continuity in our program.

The overall scientific environment at UCSD, enhanced by the dedication in 2005 of our new facility for The Moores UCSD Cancer Center, together with our association with The Salk Institute and with The Ludwig Institute, is truly outstanding. Moreover, the proximity of UCSD to other premier research institutes such as The Scripps Research Institute, and The Sanford-Burnham Institute (formerly known as The La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation) further enhances the scientific interactions possible in our local community. The training environment provided at UC San Diego is among the most intellectually exciting and vibrant in the country. Most importantly, this training program has helped to focus participating faculty and trainees alike on the problems of growth regulation and oncogenesis as a key issue of scientific study.

Contact Information

For more information and an application, contact:

Pre-Doctoral Trainees

Predoctoral trainees must be a graduate student under the supervision of one of the Training Faculty Members of this grant. More information on the graduate program under which this grant is administered can be found below:

The University of California, San Diego
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0301
Phone: (858) 534-9728
Fax: (858) 534-7687
Email: ddonoghue@ucsd.edu 
http://chem-web.ucsd.edu/graduate-program/admissions/index.html

Post-Doctoral Trainees

If you are interested in carrying out post-doctoral research in this program under the supervision of one of the Training Faculty Members of this grant, please send an inquiry (e-mail preferred) to the Program Director, Dr. Daniel Donoghue, at the following address:

Dr. Daniel Donoghue
The University of California, San Diego
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
La Jolla, CA 92093-0367
Email: ddonoghue@ucsd.edu

 

Program Organizer:

Daniel J. Donoghue, PhD

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Program Director, NIH Training Grant
Sixth College Provost
UC San Diego

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