|Alcohol Research Training in Neurosciences|
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has awarded The University of Texas at Austin an Institutional Research Training Grant.
The Alcohol Training Grant provides stipends for seven predoctoral and two postdoctoral fellows who will be broadly and intensively trained to conduct research on alcoholism. Training areas span the breadth of state-of-the-art approaches including molecular biology and genetics, electrophysiology, cellular imaging, neurochemistry and behavior. Research models include both animal and human. The training program promotes and supports collaborative research in the following areas:
Postdoctoral fellows typically choose a project at the onset of their training. Predoctoral trainees will rotate through the laboratories of selected faculty members prior to choosing an advisor for dissertation research. Predoctoral students are required to complete a series of core course requirements covering ethanol's actions on the central nervous system, scientific ethics, experimental design, and statistical analysis. Our training program has a 20 year history of recruiting and training minority students and this will continue to be a focus. The training faculty have an excellent history of collaboration and sharing of laboratory space and equipment. The research laboratories are well equipped with state-of-the-art techiques and instrumentation for a range of neurochemical and behavioral testing.
For more information and details about application procedures, contact Dr. Rueben Gonzales, Training Grant Director.
Pharmacology & Toxicology
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
107 W. Dean Keeton
Austin, TX, USA
Email Address: pharmtox
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