Education

The Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics is committed to creating valuable learning opportunities for students and postdoctoral fellows. The department considers interested trainees admitted through several Mayo Clinic programs.

Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate research opportunities

  • Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP). An hourly paid research employee program for students with undergraduate degrees who are pursuing medical school or graduate school admission, GREP offers research experiences that can last up to two years and start at any time during the year.
  • Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). An intense program of up to two years, PREP is designed to expose students from underrepresented communities with undergraduate degrees to basic and translational research prior to application to Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. programs. Participants receive stipends to cover their expenses.
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). This is a 10-week research fellowship for undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years at a U.S. college or university who are interested in pursuing admission to a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. program. While in SURF, students develop and complete (or work on) existing research projects and receive stipends.
  • Undergraduate Research Employment Program (UREP). For students pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering or math, UREP is an hourly paid research employee program that lasts for a minimum of 10 weeks in the summer. You must have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies and be enrolled to return to your studies in the fall.

Candidates interested in the SURF, PREP and UREP programs should pay close attention to application deadlines and apply through the appropriate Mayo Clinic website listed above.

Candidates interested in GREP should contact individual faculty members with whom they would like to work.

Graduate students

Each year, through a highly competitive selection process, students are admitted to Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. programs at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Selected students pursue research in one of the seven academic specializations available.

Students have exceptional flexibility to choose a research mentor. Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences provides stipends and full-tuition scholarships for all Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. students.

Candidates interested in Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. programs should make note of the application deadlines and apply through the appropriate Mayo Clinic website:

Postdocs

Trainees with a great sense of imagination and motivation and a track record of peer-reviewed scientific publications (any basic science, medicine or aging) are encouraged to pursue postdoctoral studies in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Prospective candidates for the Clinical Pharmacology Training Program should email a cover letter detailing past experience and current interests, a curriculum vitae, and two or three references to:

Liewei Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Pharmacology
  • Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • wang.liewei@mayo.edu

Learn more about postdoctoral training positions at Mayo Clinic: