Predoctoral Training in Pharmacological Sciences


Program Description

This Program broadens the research perspectives and skills of trainees interested in pharmacological research. It leverages the multidisciplinary biomedical research environment at UC Davis with its highly successful programs in drug development. One goal is to provide trainees with a detailed “inside look” at and understanding of drug development from target identification into clinic. The second goal is to provide students from PhD programs outside the Pharmacology PhD program training in the core concepts of Pharmacology including Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics. The Program fosters interactions among investigators and predoctoral fellows from different departments and PhD programs that share an interest in pharmacological sciences. The Program increases understanding of and interest in the concepts, challenges, and opportunities in pharmacological research and therapeutics. It fosters 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 are in their first year of a graduate program listed below and are working on a thesis project related to pharmacology.

Other graduate groups can be considered on a case by case basis. The student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and be in good academic standing. The Training Program is supported by the NIH T32 GM099608 grant and internal funds at UC Davis.