Metabolism Training Program
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The Metabolism Training Program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) will fund six training slots as described below.  The primary thrust of this program is to provide an intensive and sustained training experience in preparation for a career in clinical research.  It also focuses on increasing the number of academic scientists who become experts in modern metabolic research. This program is a broad-based and interdisciplinary training process involving all phases of metabolism for graduate students in the Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs, for postdoctoral scholars and for fellows in clinical medicine holding M.D. degrees.

This program, which is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, has funded positions for both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees. However, the core training program is not predicated on a fixed balance among the three different paths of entry:

  1. M.D.
  2. M.D., Ph.D.
  3. D. Sc.



The training faculty.

Training is provided by faculty members (see Training Faculty) whose interests are about evenly divided between basic science and clinical research. They are engaged in investigations ranging from subcellular studies of metabolic regulation and control of gene expression to studies in humans. The training faculty have well established, grant supported research programs.

The prime criteria for acceptance of potential trainees to the program is their stated desire to pursue an academic career in biomedical research.

Approach to metabolic research.

the CWRU Metabolism Training Program encourages an eclectic mix of approaches to metabolic research, which integrates more traditional aspects of basic and clinical studies of metabolism with eukaryotic molecular biology and genetics of metabolic diseases.

Potential Trainees.

The prime criteria for acceptance of potential trainees to the program is their stated desire to pursue an academic career in biomedical research.  All trainees will be committed to spend a minimum of 80% of their time in direct laboratory research.

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Get answers.

Have a question? From deadlines to requirements, please email Dr. Henri Brunengraber  (Program Director) at: hxb8@case.edu


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