The Biotechnology Program's NIH Training Program
in Biomolecular Technology, (NIGMS T32-GM008799)
Meet the 2015-2016 NIH Trainees (Below)
NIH Training Program in Biomolecular Technology
The NIH T32 Training Program in Biomolecular Technology (BTP) at UC Davis has been highly successful in training pre-doctoral students in specialized areas of biotechnology and in fostering cross-disciplinary team science, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the technology transfer process since its inception. The formal training program that administers the BTP is the DEB (Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology) graduate program, but our BTP trainees receive additional training in communication, strategic career planning and networking with industry.
The NIH Training Program in Biomolecular Technology is a graduate level training grant awarded in recognition of the quality of multidisciplinary research and training provided by the campus. This Training Grant is 1 of 4 Biotechnology Training Programs in California. UC Davis joins Stanford, UCLA, and The Scripps Research Institute to form an elite group of biotechnology training programs. The grant is under the directorship of Prof. J. Kent Leach, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery. Associate Directors include Assoc. Director Joanna Chiu, Dept. of Entomology, and Assistant Prof. Luis Carvajal-Carmona, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, and School of Medicine. The Program Coordinator is Dr. Judith Kjelstrom, Director of the UC Davis Biotechnology Program.