The T32 component of this Urologic Research Career Development Program is designed to train investigators to compete successfully for peer-reviewed funding and eventually to increase basic research efforts in Urology.
The program trains highly qualified trainees who seek intensive and substantial research training in Prostate Biology, Male Reproductive Biology and Pediatric Urology/Developmental Biology, with an emphasis on the clinical translation of the basic research.
Strengths of the training environment include highly respected, experienced faculty, a very high national ranking for research funding, a structured mentoring program and required coursework, a cell biology graduate student program with relevant course work and overall depth in cell biology.
The major research areas in the program include: prostate biology, cell biology, steroid hormone receptors, male reproductive biology, genetics, cell cycle control, aging, human benign prostatic hyperplasia, pediatric urology/developmental biology, gene therapy, and cloning genes.
The Scott Department of Urology has major ongoing clinical activities, as well as basic research with an emphasis in Prostate Biology, Male Reproductive Biology and Pediatric Urology/Developmental Biology.
Qualified applicants are Ph.D. candidates, and are either United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States.