Training grant preceptors fall into major interest groups across a spectrum of type 1 and 2 diabetes research – mathematical modeling in diabetes, islet biology, autoimmune diabetes, adipocryte biology, neuronal regulation of metabolism, mechanisms of insulin resistance, metabolic control in liver and muscle, and diabetes complications – each area containing investigators pursuing basic research with potential translational applicability.
Postdoctoral research training is supplemented by a core curriculum in molecular pathogenesis of diabetes, a series of educational seminars/classes and workshops on grant writing, career skills, and research methodologies.
Trainees must have a PhD or equivalent degrees and a desire for a career in diabetes research, no more than three years of postdoctoral training, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicants will provide a research proposal, biosketch, and letter from mentor.
Since the program’s inception at the University of Michigan in 2014, 12 trainees have completed the program. Of those 12:
100% have stayed in research intensive fields
10 have stayed in academic institutions
We are committed to developing and maintaining diversity in the ethnic, cultural, and gender backgrounds of our trainees.