The primary goals of this Pharmacology Training Program are to provide advanced training in basic and translational pharmacological sciences and to broaden the research perspectives and skills of trainees interested in pharmacology research by leveraging the highly collaborative multidisciplinary biomedical science environment at UC Davis to provide trainees with an “inside look” at and understanding of the drug development process from target identification into the clinic.  A secondary goal is to foster interactions among faculty, researchers, post- and pre-doctoral fellows from different departments and Graduate Groups that share an interest in pharmacological sciences. Our vision is that these goals will translate into increased understanding of and interest in the concepts, challenges and opportunities in pharmacology research and therapeutics, as well as increased collaborations between established research scientists in pharmacology and their future colleagues in basic and clinical research across academic, government and private sectors.  

Students eligible to apply to the Pharmacology Training Program should be in their first, second, or third year of a graduate program listed below and should be working on a thesis project related to pharmacology. Other graduate groups can be considered on a case by case basis. The student must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and be in good academic standing.

PI: Donald M. Bers

Grant: T32 GM099608