Ph.D. Training Program in Virology and Gene Therapy

Director

Cattaneo, Roberto Ph.D.

Summary

Award number — T32 AI132165

Virology is a critical subject in fundamental, applied and translational research. Investigators continuously discover unifying life sciences principles in viral systems. Additionally, gene therapy and oncolytic virotherapy depend on viral vectors. Mayo Clinic's Ph.D. Training Program in Virology and Gene Therapy provides the deep understanding of fundamental virology necessary to develop effective gene therapies.

The program leverages the strength of basic research and the robust translational infrastructure at Mayo Clinic. Training is performed in the laboratories of faculty members specializing in virology and gene therapy in the Department of Molecular Medicine, the Division of Medical Oncology, the Division of Infectious Diseases, and several other departments and programs. The program faculty is united by leadership in research on:

  • Viruses
  • Vectors
  • Mechanisms of human disease
  • Cancer treatment
  • Gene therapy

The Ph.D. Training Program in Virology and Gene Therapy offers unique training opportunities in both virology and in the development of virus-, gene- and cell-based therapies. Trainees engage in a full array of programmatic activities, including:

  • Journal clubs
  • Seminar series
  • An annual retreat
  • National scientific meetings

Requirements for the Ph.D. Training Program in Virology and Gene Therapy track conform to the general requirements of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Learn more on the graduate school website.

Position availability

There are three total positions in the Ph.D. Training Program in Virology and Gene Therapy.

Eligibility

Predoctoral appointees must be enrolled in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences' Ph.D. Program, have completed the written and oral qualifying exams, and be working in the Virology and Gene Therapy Track.

Postdoctoral appointees must have received a Ph.D., M.D. or comparable doctoral degree by the beginning date of the training grant appointment.

Appointees must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or must have been legally admitted as permanent residents.

How to apply

Apply to the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program. For more information, contact Dr. Cattaneo at cattaneo.roberto@mayo.edu.

Trainee roster

Review the focus areas, mentors and publications of current and former trainees in the Ph.D. Training Program in Virology and Gene Therapy.

Faculty

  1. Badley, Andrew D. M.D.
  2. Barry, Michael A. Ph.D.
  3. Billadeau, Daniel D. Ph.D.
  4. Cattaneo, Roberto Ph.D.
  5. Devaux, Patricia Ph.D.
  6. Deyle, David R. M.D.
  7. Dingli, David M.D., Ph.D.
  8. Ekker, Stephen C. Ph.D.
  9. Fadel, Hind J. M.D., Ph.D.
  10. Galanis, Evanthia M.D.
  11. Harris, Peter C. Ph.D.
  12. Howe, Charles L. Ph.D.
  13. Johnson, Aaron J. Ph.D.
  14. Peng, Kah Whye Ph.D.
  15. Russell, Stephen J. M.D., Ph.D.
  16. Schulze, Autumn J. Ph.D.
  17. Terzic, Andre M.D., Ph.D.
  18. Vile, Richard G. Ph.D.