Curiosity and intellectual zeal fuel scientific discovery. Nowhere is this combination of knowledge and energy more evident than in our postdoctoral training programs.

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Post Doctororal Training

The diversity of scientific programs at NEPRC provides an intellectually stimulating environment for the education and training of scientists at all levels of academic development. The Center's faculty participates actively in postdoctoral training in conjunction with its strong research programs and clinical services. Postdoctoral trainees receive funding from federal and private research awards, institutional training grants, and competitive fellowships. Postdoctoral opportunities in AIDS, cancer, drug addiction and neuroscience are advertised nationally and posted at meetings of major scientific societies.

For information on opportunities, please call specific laboratories of interest.

The Center also sponsors a formal NIH/NCRR T32 sponsored Training Program in Comparative and Experimental Pathology. This Training Program is open to qualified veterinarians (DVM/VMD or equivalent) with US permanent residency status. The objective of the program is to prepare veterinarians for careers in biomedical research through instruction in the fundamental principles of pathology, broad exposure to state-of-the-art investigative tools utilized in diagnostic and experimental pathology and experience in the performance of research projects. The Veterinary Pathology Training Program is a joint venture of the New England Primate Research Center and the Department of Pathology of Harvard Medical School. Trainees are appointed as Research Fellows in the Department of Pathology of Harvard Medical School. Trainees may elect to spend a portion of their time at affiliated institutions including the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

The New England Primate Research Center has eight Harvard Medical School faculty members with whom specific research projects may be conducted. Opportunities are available for research in the pathogenesis of AIDS, vaccine development, drug addiction, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders, virus-induced cancer and gene therapy. Investigative tools include immunohistochemistry, transmission electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, in situ hybridization, image analysis, flow cytometry, polymerase chain reaction and molecular biology.

Training includes participation in research conferences and seminars held at the New England Primate Research Center, attendance at national and regional scientific meetings and participation in courses offered by Harvard or other local universities. Research projects under this training grant may partially fulfill the requirements of a PhD at specific institutions. Upon completion of the program, trainees are qualified to take the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Recent trainees have accepted positions as faculty members in academic institutions, in the pharmaceutical industry and in biotechnology. For additional information on the T32 training program please contact the Program Coordinator .




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