Postdoctoral Programs

In addition to the programs listed below, many members of the Center for Gene Therapy offer postdoctoral training opportunities in their research laboratories. Brief descriptions of the member research projects are provided in the research section of the Center's web page. Additional information is available on the research cores section of the website.

Researchers interested in postdoctoral training in gene therapy are also invited to contact the Center's director, Dr. John Engelhardt.

Selected Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Programs:

Cardiovascular Research Fellowship Program

Director: Francois M. Abboud, MD

The emphasis of this program is training qualified individuals to carry out research.  Candidates must hold an MD, DO, or PhD degree and be committed to an academic career. After this two-year fellowship, most trainees pursue additional advanced research training. A major thrust of this program has been training in the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cardiovascular disease.

Research Training Program in Pediatric Cardiology

Director: Larry Mahoney, M.D.

This postdoctoral training program is designed to prepare pediatricians with an interest in cardiology for a career in research related to cardiovascular problems that originate in the young.

Research Training in Infectious Diseases  

Director: Jack Stapleton, M.D.

The UI Division of Infectious Diseases offers a broad range of research opportunities, with faculty members conducting research ranging from basic laboratory investigation, to translational research, to clinical trials, and to clinical epidemiology. Our program provides comprehensive exposure to virtually all aspects of clinical infectious disease, antimicrobial pharmacology, hospital and clinical epidemiology, diagnostic microbiology, and clinical immunology.

Immunology Postdoctoral Research Training Program

Director: John T. Harty, PhD

The overall goal of this training program is to produce a new generation of excellent young immunologists who are well prepared to advance the science of immunology in academic, educational, and industrial settings.