Predoctoral Training Program in Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Research

Director

Billadeau, Daniel D. Ph.D.
McNiven, Mark A. Ph.D.

Summary

Award number — T32 DK124190

The core goal of the Predoctoral Training Program in Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Research is to train future leaders in the field. This National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)-funded training program provides multidisciplinary predoctoral training in discovery and translational research in these interrelated fields:

  • Diabetes and metabolic disease
  • Digestive diseases and gastroenterology
  • Kidney disease and hypertension

The program's directors bring extensive experience in graduate education and mentoring and are supported by 24 interdisciplinary faculty members. With over $20 million in funding, the program is centered on four mechanism-centric research communities:

  1. Bioengineering and biophysical analysis
  2. Cell-to-cell communication
  3. Genomic regulation
  4. Intracellular signaling

Trainees learn to think critically, perform rigorous research, be innovative and experience firsthand the power of team-based science that engages multidisciplinary approaches. This formula is designed to advance the discovery biology that translates to a better understanding of disease and ultimately leads to better patient care. These goals and objectives align with those of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and its mission to train the next generation of biomedical researchers and educators.

Position availability

There are four positions awarded to the Predoctoral Training Program in Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Research a year. The number of open positions changes regularly.

Eligibility

Appointees must be enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program by the start date of the training grant appointment.

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

How to apply

For more information, contact rstpostdoc@mayo.edu. A program director or faculty member may also nominate a candidate for consideration.

Trainee roster

Review the focus areas, mentors and publications of current and former trainees in the Predoctoral Training Program in Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Research.

Faculty

  1. Billadeau, Daniel D. Ph.D.
  2. Doles, Jason D. Ph.D.
  3. Dong, Haidong M.D., Ph.D.
  4. Ehman, Richard L. M.D.
  5. Ekker, Stephen C. Ph.D.
  6. Fernandez-Zapico, Martin E. M.D.
  7. Harris, Peter C. Ph.D.
  8. Hu, Wenqian Ph.D.
  9. Jensen, Michael D. M.D.
  10. LaRusso, Nicholas F. M.D.
  11. Maher, Louis (Jim) J. III Ph.D.
  12. McCollough, Cynthia H. Ph.D.
  13. McNiven, Mark A. Ph.D.
  14. Mer, Georges Ph.D.
  15. Ordog, Tamas M.D.
  16. Ramirez-Alvarado, Marina Ph.D.
  17. Razidlo, Gina Ph.D.
  18. Shapiro, Virginia M. Ph.D.
  19. Tschumperlin, Daniel J. Ph.D.
  20. Weinshilboum, Richard M.D.
  21. Westendorf, Jennifer J. Ph.D.
  22. Xu, Xiaolei Ph.D.