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 .