Postdoctoral Training in Tumor Biology
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What have our postdoctoral fellows gone to do?
Our comprehensive postdoctoral training program in cancer integrates (1) interactive research in the basic biology of cancer, (2) formal and informal coursework in key areas, and (3) individualized guidance in career mentoring through the Office of Postdoctoral Development.
An individualized training program draws upon courses in scientific writing, teaching methodologies, scientific resources/technologies for cancer research, and ethics in science. This approach provides a solid foundation in the skills needed to succeed in a career science, as well as focused research experience in basic cancer biology in a strong laboratory environment. We want our fellows to be prepared young scientists in the real world.
In addition, this program will provide opportunities to obtain support for the transition from postdoctoral trainee to independent cancer research scientist. Recognizing that there are many ways in which scientists can use their training in the battle against cancer, this program will provide information on nontraditional career paths. Our objective is to encourage individuals who choose not to pursue traditional research but may wish to use their background in cancer research in other areas like science writing or public policy.
Trainees in this program will be exposed to the diversity of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center research scientists involved in a variety of multidisciplinary aspects of cancer research.
The combination of components designed and developed for this program, along with Lombardi’s extensive experience in cancer research and training, results in a unique, comprehensive postdoctoral training program that prepares young scientists for successful, productive careers in the fight against cancer.