This program prepares physicians and biomedical scientists for independent laboratory investigative careers. It provides the trainee an opportunity to acquire in-depth research experience. Each trainee is expected to complete at least two years of hypothesis-driven research; supplemented by a required core curriculum that provides the optimal training, education and career development.

The overriding goals is to develop superbly trained scientists who study the pathogenesis of neuro-oncologic disorders and develop better treatment and prevention strategies for them.